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Two Whooping Cranes alarm call while their young chick swims next to them.

Sep 19, 2022

Meet the Louisiana Whooping Crane Class of 2022

What do the numbers in the cranes’ identifiers mean, such as L7-11? The “L” stands for the Louisiana population. If a “W” follows, this means the crane hatched in the… Continue reading Meet the Louisiana Whooping Crane Class of 2022

Two Whooping Cranes in Green Lake County, Wisconsin

Sep 16, 2022

Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update – September 2022

Below is the most recent update for the Eastern Migratory Population of Whooping Cranes. In the last month, cranes have mostly stayed on their territories. A huge thank you to the… Continue reading Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update – September 2022

Sep 16, 2022

In the News – August 2022

Our monthly summary of media stories highlighting our global programs. Cooperation agreement signed with International Crane Foundation, Montsame Mongolian News Agency Wetland assessment of Rushebeya Kanyabaha Wetland in Rukiga District, KIGEZI Media… Continue reading In the News – August 2022

Two Whooping Cranes in a temporary enclosure at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Sep 14, 2022

Three New Whooping Cranes Migrate to Wisconsin from Canada to Join Wild and Captive Flocks

Baraboo, Wisconsin – Three Whooping Cranes made an unconventional migration in late August, traveling via private planes and cargo vans from the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo (WICZ) in Alberta, Canada, to… Continue reading Three New Whooping Cranes Migrate to Wisconsin from Canada to Join Wild and Captive Flocks

Aug 26, 2022

The Connection Between Cranes and Crayfish at Poyang Lake

June is the height of the summer in southeastern China, and the temperature at Poyang Lake was very high this year, reaching up to 39°C (102°F). In such weather, everyone… Continue reading The Connection Between Cranes and Crayfish at Poyang Lake

Kafue Lechwe and Grey Crowned Cranes

Aug 18, 2022

Notes From the President – A Great Day for the Kafue Flats and Zambia

I want to share my immense pride and joy over my recent trip to Zambia, including one of the top highlights of my 30 years working in Africa. About three… Continue reading Notes From the President – A Great Day for the Kafue Flats and Zambia

Aug 12, 2022

Member Meeting to Include Vote on Articles of Incorporation

Baraboo, WI – The International Crane Foundation will hold its annual member meeting on Saturday, September 17, at its headquarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This year’s meeting will include an important… Continue reading Member Meeting to Include Vote on Articles of Incorporation

Whooping Crane in flight

Aug 04, 2022

Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update August 2022

Below is the most recent update for the Eastern Migratory Population of Whooping Cranes. In the last month, the first chicks have fledged! A huge thank you to the staff of… Continue reading Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update August 2022

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Aug 03, 2022

In the News – July 2022

Our monthly summary of media stories highlighting our global programs. Chimanimani and Kafue Flats join the Biosphere Reserve network in Southern Africa, UNESCO Big tops, beer and bluffs: A weekend… Continue reading In the News – July 2022

Grey Crowned Crane powerline strike

Jul 20, 2022

A Hidden Threat to Grey Crowned Cranes in Uganda

A sudden movement causes a Grey Crowned Crane pair to flush, leaping upwards until one of the cranes unknowingly collides with a powerline near their roost site. The bird later… Continue reading A Hidden Threat to Grey Crowned Cranes in Uganda