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Notes from the Field: Cheorwon Basin Winter Refuge for Cranes in Korea



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Can you imagine seeing seven species of cranes in one morning?!? Today our ICF group visited the remarkable Cheorwon basin of South Korea near the demilitarized zone that divides the hostile Korean peninsula. Cheorwon is renowned for the large concentrations of wintering Red-crowned and White-naped Cranes that feed on waste grain in this agricultural landscape – one of the very best places to see these two endangered species.

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Louisiana Welcomes ICF Whooping Cranes



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The four Whooping Crane chicks reared at ICF this year are in Louisiana! The chicks, along with ten additional Whooping Crane chicks hatched at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland, had jet service to Louisiana today thanks to the Windway Capital Corporation.

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ICF Colleague Receives Rolex Award for Grey Crowned Crane Conservation in Rwanda



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A single individual can make a difference, and the International Crane Foundation and our major partner in Africa, the Endangered Wildlife Trust, congratulate wildlife conservationist and veterinarian, Olivier Nsengimana, for receiving the 2014 Rolex Award for Enterprise for his work to protect Grey Crowned Cranes in Rwanda.

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Major Bird Conservation Groups Oppose Merricourt Wind Energy Project in North Dakota



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Two leading bird conservation groups, American Bird Conservancy and the International Crane Foundation, have sent a joint letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) voicing strong concerns about renewed consideration of the Merricourt wind energy project in North Dakota.

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Give Thanks



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In celebration of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we asked our staff what they are thankful for this year. Following is what they shared (we think you’ll be inspired!)

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