ICF's Whooping Crane Chicks Cast for Critical Role in the Wild

The International Crane Foundation (ICF) has nine Whooping Crane chicks for this year’s Direct Autumn Release (DAR) Program, a release method that relies on older Whooping Cranes to lead the chicks south in the fall. ICF is one of only five captive breeding centers in the world focused on raising endangered Whooping Cranes for release into the wild.

You're Invited to An Evening with the Cranes 2013

Join the International Crane Foundation (ICF) for our fourth annual An Evening with the Cranes and experience great food from local restaurants, craft beer, wine and conversation. You’ll also meet ICF Co-founder Dr. George Archibald, ICF staff and, of course, the cranes of the world at our beautiful headquarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

An Insider’s View into the World of Raising Endangered Whooping Crane Chicks

With a population of less than 600 Whooping Cranes in the world, the International Crane Foundation (ICF) is one of four captive breeding centers raising Whooping Cranes for release into the wild. Captive breeding has become an essential part of saving this endangered species, and through a web camera ICF is inviting you to see a day in the life of a Whooping Crane chick and the dedicated people that care for them.

ICF Launches National Whooping Crane Environmental Ed Program

ICF recently launched an initiative to develop a National Whooping Crane Environmental Education program. This program, aimed at 4th – 8th grade students, teachers, families, and the general public, will involve interactive multi-media tools to engage people in Whooping Crane conservation. We started this work in Texas through a partnership with Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.