The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and the International Crane Foundation (ICF), who have been cross-continental partners since 1994, both celebrated 40 years of pioneering conservation action in 2013. The EWT’s African Crane Conservation Programme (EWT-ACCP) and the ICF formalized their working arrangement in 2006, and since then the partnership has gone on to deliver real and positive impacts on the status of cranes and communities across the African continent.Read more..
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The 13th North American Crane Workshop will be held April 14-18, 2014 in Lafayette, Louisiana at the Hotel Acadiana. The Workshop will include two full days of presentations and one day of field trips to the spectacular Louisiana wetlands. The call for abstracts and registration are now open.Read more..
Since late October, the numbers of Black-necked Cranes in the Phobjika Valley, Bhutan have increased as more birds made their migration over the Himalayas. By November 11, the date of the Fourth King’s Birthday and of the Crane Festival within the courtyard of the Gangtey Gompa (16th century Buddhist temple), there were 262. When I returned on November 19, there were about 350, about 10 percent of which were juveniles, an indication that all is well on the breeding grounds in Tibet. More cranes are expected. Last winter the highest count in the valley was 368. This winter we hope the number exceeds 400!Read more..
Nineteen young Whooping Cranes are winging their way south on their first fall migration. This is the 13th group of birds to take part in the project led by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP), a coalition of public and private groups that is reintroducing this highly imperiled species in eastern North America, part of its historic range.Read more..
Old written records, artifacts and place names indicate our ancestors’ familiarity with cranes, but definitive evidence of historical breeding in Scotland it is hard to come by. However, it seems inconceivable that cranes did not breed in many parts of Scotland up until at least some time in the Middle Ages.Read more..