Crane conservation remains a daunting challenge. Cranes are among the most endangered families of birds in the world, with eleven of the fifteen species threatened with extinction. Despite threats from rapid development and habitat loss, poisoning, hunting and more, cranes continue to unite people throughout the world through their charisma and symbolism of fidelity and longevity.
Click on each species below to get identification tips, view range maps, listen to calls and more! Below each species’ name is their conservation status as defined by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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