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Russia Program
ICF supports the work of dedicated crane conservationists in Russia that are leading a new generation of conservation efforts in the country. ICF collaborates with the Muraviovka Park for Sustainable Land Use, a private nature reserve in Russia – the first in the country since 1917 – to conserve critical habitat for cranes and other migratory birds in Far Eastern Russia. ICF further works with the Crane Working Group of Eurasia to develop networks of conservationists concerned about cranes and their future in this region, including researchers and staff of several protected areas that support breeding and reintroduction programs for the endangered Siberian and Red-Crowned Crane and protect habitat critical for the survival of the seven species of cranes found in Russia.

Muraviovka Park for Sustainable Land Use
Muraviovka Park was officially established in 1996 by the International Socio-ecological Union (ISEU, Moscow) on 5,206 hectares of wetlands and arable lands leased in 1994 from the Tambovka District Administration (Amur Region) in southeast Russia. Read morearrow

Crane Working Group of Eurasia
The Crane Working Group of Eurasia (CWGE), formerly the Crane Working Group of the USSR, was reinstated in 2000 after a ten year absence following the collapse of the USSR. The general aim of the CWGE is the compilation and distribution of information Read morearrow

Crane Protected Areas in Russia
Within the extensive reserve system in Russia are several protected areas that Read morearrow