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.
Global Crane News
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.
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.Read more..
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.Read more..