Our captive Whooping Cranes are laying eggs – breeding season is here! A tradition at the International Crane Foundation is to follow our “Egg Score Card,” which tracks the Whooping Crane eggs from our captive flock, as well as wild Whooping Crane nests in Wisconsin.Read more..
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Symbolic cranes soared gracefully over the crowd as Pope Francis welcomed conservationists of many religions to the Vatican on Sunday, June 28. Several hundred citizens had marched to the Vatican in support of the recent encyclical urging action on climate change. Playing a prominent role in the celebration were cranes! Elegant crane kites flew over hundreds of people and a sign that read, “One Earth. One Family. Climate Action Now.” in the center of St. Peter’s Square.
Whooping Cranes may not go to the highest Court in the land, but the International Crane Foundation is resolved to continue to champion for the future of this endangered species. Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that they will not hear an important case aimed at securing freshwater for Whooping Cranes in Texas, an ongoing legal battle since 2013.Read more..
In late June, the “International” in our title takes on even more meaning as over a dozen of our global staff members converge on our headquarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin for our inaugural Global Staff Retreat.Read more..
Crane chicks always cause a bit of a stir, but one in particular is making waves among Wisconsinites near its home in the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge and with craniacs everywhere. Affectionately named “Whoopsie,” the chick is a hybrid of a male Whooping Crane and a female Sandhill Crane. With all the excitement around this unusual mix comes much curiosity. Read on for answers to your most pressing “Whoophill” questions!Read more..