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Visitors to ICF May See Rare Hooded Crane Chick



Wasabi, a rare Hooded Crane, hatched at the International Crane Foundation on June 6, 2014. But even before that, its journey was a colorful one. Eggs produced by ICF’s captive flock are either destined for release into the wild – like those of Whooping Cranes – or play an important role as captive breeding birds to protect wild cranes for future generations.

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DAR Whooping Cranes Are Headed to Louisiana


The four Direct Autumn Release (DAR) Whooping Crane chicks are headed to Louisiana! This year’s DAR chicks will be released in the non-migratory Whooping Crane population at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in southwest Louisiana instead of with the eastern migratory population (WCEP population) in central Wisconsin.

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Appeals Court Reverses Decision for Whooping Cranes in Texas



The International Crane Foundation is disappointed that earlier this week the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision that mandated fresh-water inflows to Whooping Crane habitat on the Texas coast. The three judge panel held that legal aspects of the Endangered Species Act were misapplied in the lower court decision, when it found that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality was liable for the deaths of 23 Whooping Cranes in 2008-2009.

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Egg Score Card 2014


ICF’s captive Whooping Cranes are laying eggs – breeding season is here! A tradition at ICF 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.

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An Evening with the Cranes: ICF’s Summer Fundraiser


The International Crane Foundation (ICF) will host An Evening with the Cranes, Saturday, June 21, from 5 – 8 pm. Described as a magical evening, ICF brings together delicious food, wines from around the world, live music, and an opportunity to meet the people that are dedicated to saving cranes.

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