Two release methods were used in 2009: Aircraft-guided (Group One) and Direct Autumn Release (Group Two). Group Three includes two wild-hatched Whooping Cranes in the Eastern Migratory Population that unfortunately… Continue reading Class of 2009
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ← Return to Biographies Two release methods were used in 2007: Ultralight-guided (Group One) and Direct Autumn Release (Group Two). All Whooping cranes released in 2007 under the aircraft-guided… Continue reading Class of 2007
ICF is saddened to report on the fatal shooting of a Whooping Crane in South Dakota. The migrating adult crane was from the Aransas/Wood Buffalo population and was traveling with two Whooping Cranes when it was shot with a rifle while standing in a corn field. Law enforcement officers with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks are investigating the shooting which took place on April 20, 2012.
SPECIES: Grus japonensis HEIGHT: ~ 158 cm, 5 ft WEIGHT: ~ 7.5 kg, 17 – 22 lbs POPULATION: ~ 2,800 – 3,430 TREND: Continental population increasing, but declining in China;… Continue reading Red-crowned Crane
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]← Return to Biographies This is the first year the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership utilized two release methods: Ultralight-guided and Direct Autumn Release (DAR). The DAR method also involves costume handlers… Continue reading Class of 2005
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ← Return to Biographies The third year of the reintroduction! The aircraft-guided method was used to teach these young Whooping Cranes a migration route from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge… Continue reading Class of 2003
Our monthly summary of media stories highlighting the International Crane Foundation’s global programs.
The case against the alleged shooter of two endangered Whooping Cranes in Texas last month has been re-filed under the Endangered Species Act, which increases the likelihood of larger penalties for the crime.
Two leading bird conservation groups, American Bird Conservancy and the International Crane Foundation, have sent a joint letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) voicing strong concerns about renewed consideration of the Merricourt wind energy project in North Dakota.