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May 22, 2024

Returning Sarus Cranes to Tram Chim National Park

This spring, our Curator of Birds, Kim Boardman, and Director of Conservation Medicine, Dr. Diana Boon, traveled to Vietnam and Thailand to join Dr. Tran Triet, our Southeast Asia Program Director.… Continue reading Returning Sarus Cranes to Tram Chim National Park

May 13, 2024

From Wetlands to Agricultural lands – How do Whooping Cranes Decide Where to Eat?

Over many years of conservation and reintroduction efforts, we have brought back Whooping Cranes from the brink of extinction. In 2001, as part of the international Whooping Crane recovery plan,… Continue reading From Wetlands to Agricultural lands – How do Whooping Cranes Decide Where to Eat?

May 08, 2024

Field Notes from the President – Addressing Climate Change for Cranes and Our World

As we celebrated our 50th anniversary this past year, I especially enjoyed the opportunity to reflect together on the impact of our first 50 years of conservation action for cranes,… Continue reading Field Notes from the President – Addressing Climate Change for Cranes and Our World

May 01, 2024

In the News – March and April 2024

Monthly summary of media stories highlighting our global programs.  Conservationists call for regulations and policies to protect wetlands, Nile Post, Uganda Population growth raises biodiversity concerns, Nile Post, Uganda Conserving Africa’s cranes, IOL… Continue reading In the News – March and April 2024

Apr 29, 2024

Whooping Crane Nests Found on Indiana Wintering Grounds

In 2001, a migratory Whooping Crane population called the Eastern Migratory Population, was reintroduced to the eastern United States. The plan was for these Whooping Cranes to nest in Wisconsin… Continue reading Whooping Crane Nests Found on Indiana Wintering Grounds

Apr 29, 2024

International Crane Foundation Opens May 1st for Summer Season

CONTACT: Ryan Michalesko, Communications & Advocacy Specialist 608-509-6054 April 29th, 2024 – The Cranes of the World at the International Crane Foundation’s global headquarters will open for the season on Wednesday,… Continue reading International Crane Foundation Opens May 1st for Summer Season

Apr 24, 2024

Migratory Whooping Crane Relocated from Suburban Chicago Neighborhood to Horicon Marsh

CONTACT: Ryan Michalesko, Communications & Advocacy Specialist, 608-356-9462 April 24, 2024 (Wilmette, Illinois) – A young Whooping Crane, 16-23 a.k.a. Animal, was reported by local birders in a residential neighborhood of… Continue reading Migratory Whooping Crane Relocated from Suburban Chicago Neighborhood to Horicon Marsh

Apr 10, 2024

Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update April 2024

Below is the most recent update for the Eastern Migratory Population of Whooping Cranes. During March, most birds have arrived on their typical breeding/summering grounds in Wisconsin. There are still some… Continue reading Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update April 2024

Mar 26, 2024

A Same-Sex Whooping Crane Pair Nests in Wisconsin

In May 2019, researchers at the International Crane Foundation documented a pair of female Whooping Cranes nesting and incubating eggs at McMillan Marsh Wildlife Area in Marathon County, Wisconsin. This… Continue reading A Same-Sex Whooping Crane Pair Nests in Wisconsin

Mar 13, 2024

Reward Offered for Information on Whooping Crane Shooting in Louisiana

Wanted: Information on Louisiana Whooping Crane shooting! The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are looking for leads regarding an Endangered Whooping Crane, L4-23, that… Continue reading Reward Offered for Information on Whooping Crane Shooting in Louisiana