How Wetland Management in the U.S. Helps Cranes in China | International Crane Foundation

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How Wetland Management in the U.S. Helps Cranes in China

05/21/2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Photo by Zheng Zhongjie

Join us for our webinar with Guo Zhiwei, China Program Officer, on Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. Central Time. Sponsored by Barbi and Tom Donnelley, Emeritus Board Director. In honor of Jim Harris.

Wetlands in Northeast China provide vital breeding and staging sites for cranes in an otherwise arid landscape with many human pressures, leading to degradation and site disconnection along flyways. To learn from the U.S. experience in similar situations, Guo spent one month in 2019 at the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex studying wetland ecology and management skills.

How can we naturally manage altered wetlands to provide refuge for migratory birds? The wetland ecologists in the Klamath Basin do an excellent job of managing wetlands under these conditions. In this webinar, Guo will share stories about his training and how he is applying these lessons to critical wetlands in China that support several species of cranes. Wetland management experts will add insights into this issue. Click here to register.