News

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.

Whooping Crane in flight

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.

Dec 02, 2021

Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update – December 2021

In the last month, all Whooping Cranes in this population have migrated!

Screen shot of Wisconsin Public Radio website.

Dec 02, 2021

In the News – November 2021

Our monthly summary of media stories highlighting our global programs.

Nov 17, 2021

Let’s Meet at the Watering Hole

We are studying these critical oases and found they are extremely important to cranes during drought periods when the water in the coastal marshes becomes too saline to drink.