Global Crane News


National Energy Globe Award Recognizes International Crane Foundation’s Community Development and Wetland Conservation Project in Vietnam



We are honored to receive the National Energy Globe Award for our Wetland Conservation and Community Development Project in Phu My, Vietnam, a project which saves wetlands by supporting sustainable local production of woven crafts from wetland grasses

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Cranes at the Vatican!



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.

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Good News for Wattled Cranes in Zambia



Great news from Zambia! We just completed 29 hours of intensive aerial surveys over the Kafue Flats, and our preliminary estimate of the number of Wattled Cranes is more than 2,300 – the largest population of Wattled Cranes in the world and the highest count anywhere since the 1980s!

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Vietnam Celebrates Sarus Cranes


Symbols of long life, fidelity, and the link between earth and heaven, cranes are sacred throughout the world. Can this special connection help protect cranes and the wild places where they live, while benefiting us too? We have reason to believe so.

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The Endangered Wildlife Trust Responds to Blue Crane Mass Poisoning Allegations in South Africa



Earlier this week, media coverage of the possible poisoning of 200-1,000 Blue Cranes over a three-year period by a farmer in the Northern Cape of South Africa made headlines within the conservation community. ICF’s South Africa based partner The Endangered Wildlife Trust responded immediately to these allegations by contacting the agency responsible for the official investigation and is assisting wherever possible in the investigation.

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