Press and Media

This page provides resources for use by media/news organizations, including press releases, upcoming events and presentations by ICF staff, and our online photo and video galleries. Click on the links below:

Press Releases

Upcoming Events

Photo Gallery: Crane Species 
(Photo credit: International Crane Foundation)

Photo Gallery: ICF Site and Crane Care
(Photo credit: International Crane Foundation)


ICF Logo (click on the link to download a .zip file) News organizations have permission to use ICF's trademarked logo, providing no alteration is made to the design.


ICF in the News



The International Crane Foundation (ICF) works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend.   ICF provides knowledge, leadership, and inspiration to engage people in resolving threats to cranes and their diverse landscapes.


Leaders in the Field

Learn more about ICF's staff

Meet ICF's President and CEO Dr. Richard Beilfuss

rich beilfuss 250Dr. Richard Beilfuss authored the report, A Risky Climate for South African Hydro, which draws from ICF’s work in the Zambezi River basin and warns that new and proposed dams on Southern Africa’s largest river are ill-prepared to withstand the shocks of a changing climate.  

Dr. Richard Beilfuss, Ph.D., is President and CEO of the International Crane Foundation (ICF). Rich first joined ICF in 1988, conducting his graduate research on the restoration of important crane sites in Vietnam and Mozambique. From 1992-2005 he developed and directed the ICF Africa Program, spearheading long-term efforts to restore the water-stressed Zambezi River Basin for people and wildlife, and contributing to wetland conservation efforts and capacity building in more than a dozen African countries. From 2005-2009, Rich lived with his family in Mozambique, where he served as Director of Scientific Services for Gorongosa National Park. He speaks Portuguese and Nepali.

Rich is a leader in the emerging field of environmental flows, which focuses on managing water flows to sustain rivers, wetlands, and the human livelihoods and well-being that depend on these ecosystems. He serves as a Senior Advisor to the World Wildlife Fund and an Affiliate of the Natural Heritage Institute on water issues, and is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering and for the University of Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique, where he teaches courses and supervises students.

Rich lives with his wife Katie, and their two sons, in Madison. He is an avid runner, wetland-stomper, and dart-thrower, but not all at the same time.


Meet ICF's Co-founder Dr. George Archibald

george archibald 250Follow Dr. George Archibald’s work through his web series Travels with George.

The future of many crane species was once as fragile as the delicate and graceful birds themselves. George Archibald's visionary leadership in international conservation efforts over the past 40 years has given flight to crane conservation worldwide. In 1973, when cranes were in a perilous situation and many were on the brink of extinction, Archibald, along with Cornell University colleague, Ronald Sauey, Ph.D., established the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in Baraboo, Wisconsin as the world center for the study and preservation of cranes. Today, ICF has over 50 employees and supports conservation projects in 45 countries. Archibald is a true conservation ambassador who uses his unique brand of crane diplomacy to work in sensitive places. He leverages the charisma of cranes to unite people from diverse cultures and countries to work together to preserve the landscapes necessary for the survival of both cranes and people.

Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada, Archibald received his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1968, and completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1977. In recognition of his many accomplishments, Archibald has received four honorary doctorates and many awards including the Gold Medal from the World Wildlife Fund, a Fellows Award from the MacArthur Foundation, The Wildlife Conservation Medal from the Zoological Society of San Diego, the Lilly Medal presented by the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Douglas H. Pimlott Award from Nature Canada. In 2013, Archibald was awarded the Order of Canada on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, and received the inaugural Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership from the National Audubon Society. He and his wife, Kyoko, live in the Baraboo countryside where they enjoy gardening and aviculture.






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