News

Feb 22, 2022

Healthy Wetlands for the Cranes and People of Uganda

The wetlands of Rukiga District in southwest Uganda are home to Uganda’s national bird, the Grey Crowned Crane. They are vital to local communities, which rely on the wetlands for their food, water and livelihoods. But increasing human activity is putting pressure on the wetlands and their cranes.

Feb 03, 2022

Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update – February 2022

In the last month, most Whooping Cranes in the Eastern Migratory Population have stayed on their wintering grounds, and some have even moved further south!

Feb 02, 2022

New Crane Virtual Backgrounds – Video Backgrounds Now Available!

Share your love of cranes worldwide and delight your coworkers by using these exclusive International Crane Foundation virtual backgrounds.

Jan 31, 2022

Whooping Crane shootings – what we know and why it matters

Illegal shootings are a major threat to the survival of Endangered Whooping Cranes.

Jan 27, 2022

Cranes and Avian Influenza Update

The unprecedented loss of up to 8,000 Eurasian cranes to an H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in Israel’s Hula Valley in December 2021, was a tragic example of the potential for this virus to sicken wild birds, and now cranes in particular.

Jan 25, 2022

In the News – December 2021 and January 2022

Our monthly summary of media stories highlighting our global programs.

Jan 05, 2022

Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update – January 2022

In the last month, most Whooping Cranes in the Eastern Migratory Population have reached and stayed on their wintering grounds.

Dec 17, 2021

Four Whooping Cranes Shot in Oklahoma

Earlier this week, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation released information on the recent shooting of four Whooping Cranes in the state.

Dec 14, 2021

Whooping Crane Status Downlisting Proposal?

On December 13, 2021, a media article was released on the potential downlisting ​by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) of the Whooping Crane from Endangered to Threatened status under the Endangered Species Act.