Two Whooping Cranes Found Dead in Louisiana

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The International Crane Foundation (ICF) and our partner organizations working towards Whooping Crane recovery are saddened by the news of the shooting of two Whooping Cranes in the reintroduced non-migratory population in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has identified two juveniles for their alleged role in the illegal shooting of the two cranes in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana on October 9.

“The senseless shooting of these birds is deeply disheartening,” said Dr. Richard Beilfuss, President and CEO of ICF. “So many people have dedicated so much to help bring the Whooping Crane back from the brink of extinction. Despite this awful incident, ICF and our partners remain committed to the continued protection and reintroduction of Whooping Cranes until a stable future can be achieved for these natural treasures.”

Click here for more information and to read the LDWF press release on the shooting.


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