Global Crane News


Travels with George: Australia 2014


Forty-two years have rapidly passed since I enjoyed two months on Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands with Sarus Cranes, Brolgas and a new crane I discovered, the Sarolga (a hybrid). This October, crane country looked much the same, but the town of Atherton had tripled in size, and Sarus had increased from about 150, to more than a thousand.

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Notes from the Field: Wetland and Sarus Crane Nest Surveys in Cambodia


ICF’s Southeast Asia Program Director, Dr. Tran Triet, shares his recent field notes from Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Northern Plain, Cambodia – the heartland of the open Dipterocarp forest ecosystem of Southeast Asia where the vulnerable Sarus Crane nests.

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One Helps One Program


This summer, I had the chance to go to Caohai and talk with many of the girls who are part of the One Helps One Program and learn about their families, schools, hobbies, and their plans for the future.

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Eurasian Crane Completes Migration from Estonia to Ethiopia


Researchers from the Estonian University of Life Sciences banded a juvenile Eurasian Cane in Estonia last summer. Their goal? To track the young crane on its first autumn migration and study the crane’s behavior and habitats used both during migration and on its wintering grounds.

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Largest Protected Environment in South Africa Declared


A major milestone for the conservation of South Africa’s grasslands was reached on January 22, 2014 when 60,230 ha of South Africa’s Lakes District, Chrissiesmeer, was proclaimed as a Protected Environment!

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