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Egg Score Card 2015

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.

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Whooping Cranes V

In 2009, 23 Whooping Cranes (nearly 10% of the world’s population) died when their fresh water source was diverted along the coast of Texas. Today, Jim Blackburn, the attorney fighting on behalf of the Whooping Cranes, shared this touching original poem with our team. Now we share it with you and wish you a very happy Earth Day!

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Suspected Shooting of a Whooping Crane in Aransas Bay, Texas

Only two weeks after the announcement of a tragic Whooping Crane shooting in Louisiana this fall, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) have announced the recent death of a Whooping Crane in Texas, also due to a shooting.

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Endangered Whooping Crane Shot in Louisiana

On Wednesday, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the illegal shooting of a Whooping Crane in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana – along with an award of up to $10,000 for information on this crime.

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Appeals Court Denies Request to Reconsider Whooping Crane Ruling in Texas

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has declined The Aransas Project’s (TAP) request to re-consider the Court’s June decision to overturn a 2013 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Janis Jack, which concluded that Whooping Cranes, as an Endangered species, should be considered when decisions are made about water removal from the Guadalupe and San Antonio rivers that nourish coastal Texas Whooping Crane habitat.

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