When people commit to saving cranes, we join together to take action based on our shared values for cranes and their landscapes.
Cranes are powerful ambassadors for international goodwill and collaboration. From the wedding kimonos of Japan to the colorful textiles in African markets to the ancient poetry of the Ramayana in India, cranes figure prominently in people’s lives wherever they occur. Red-crowned Cranes are symbols of longevity, marital bliss, and good luck in East Asia. Sarus Cranes are the bridge to the spiritual afterlife in Vietnam. Grey Crowned Cranes appear on Uganda’s national flag, currency and coat of arms.
The International Crane Foundation offers many opportunities for all ages to learn about cranes and their connections to people and the landscapes on which we all depend.
We invite you to learn more about our programs and resources!