The liftoff of the International Crane Foundation in 1973 barely registered in the noisy awakening of the environmental movement. That same year, the Endangered Species Act became law in the United States, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species brought nations together in cooperation to protect endangered plants and animals. Laws and treaties are important but aren’t enough to save the world’s crane species. Bold action is required.
Today, climate change, economic and geopolitical instability, and grinding poverty in historic crane strongholds require even greater innovation, investment and courageous action. Yet, we aren’t backing down. With defiant optimism, we face the challenges already visible while scanning the horizon to stay ahead of new threats.
Can we count on you to step up with us?