The International Crane Foundation is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a salute to the incredible conservation leaders that have dedicated their lives to saving the world’s cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend.
In late December 2012, ICF’s Li Fengshan, Ms. Chan Yun-Wen from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Ms. Hu Yabin from Beijing No. 39 Secondary School traveled to Caohai Nature Reserve, wintering area for Black-necked and Eurasian Cranes in southwest China.
Discover some of the best places to spot the hundreds of bird species throughout Wisconsin, as Discover Wisconsin begins a state-wide birding adventure. The show will feature Oneida Nation, the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Marinette County, and Alma to find the best sights and sounds of these birding communities.
An announcement, detailing the suspension of trade in Black Crowned Cranes from Guinea, Sudan and South Sudan and trade in Grey Crowned Cranes from Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania, has just come out of the CITES Conference of the Parties 16 currently underway in Bangkok, Thailand.
ICF is very pleased and relieved that an appropriate sentence was issued to the man who shot an adult male Whooping Crane in South Dakota last April. The migrating adult crane was one of fewer than 300 individuals remaining in the Aransas/Wood Buffalo population, the only self-sustaining wild population of Whooping Cranes in the world.
ICF was pleased to learn of the recent sentencing of two men convicted of shooting an eastern migratory Whooping Crane in January 2012. A Whooping Crane released in 2008, part of a nesting pair, was shot and killed by John Burke and Jason McCarter in Knox County, Ind. A citizen tip led to charges against McCarter and Burke. The two men pled guilty and were sentenced on November 21.
Each year the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin hosts Birds in Art, an international exhibition of the world’s finest contemporary avian art. This year, ICF’s Red-crowned Cranes, Ace and Haiku, will be a part of the exhibit.
The International Crane Foundation (ICF) was recently awarded a $71,410 Museums for America Program Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to design and implement a management system for its collection of more than 35,000 digital assets.
The International Crane Foundation (ICF) was honored to host more than 30 top Chinese high school students as part of the Rivers as Bridges international education program.
Only one place in the world has all 15 species of cranes and only one television show will feature it later this month. The International Crane Foundation (ICF) in Baraboo has been in the spotlight for the past year for filming, and now the episode will air Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 on the Discover Wisconsin broadcast network, reaching 250,000 viewers across the upper Great Lakes region, including Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Illinois and Upper Michigan.