From the Field Series | International Crane Foundation

International Crane Foundation


From the Field Series

The COVID-19 pandemic requires people worldwide to stay connected online, which creates a great opportunity for us to share information on cranes and conservation with YOU!

We hope you join us for our weekly live webinar and Q&A series on Thursdays beginning at 11 a.m. Central Time. If you can’t join us live, you may view a recording of each presentation on our YouTube Channel after the event.

To learn more about sponsoring one of our webinars, please contact Kate Fitzwilliams at 608-617-6002.

Upcoming Events

Crane Conservation in the Kingdom of Bhutan
Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. Central Time
Sponsored by Susan and Sanford Carnahan in memory of Marjorie Bush, whose Audubon bird prints started Susan on the road to being a Craniac.

Since 1996, the International Crane Foundation has worked with the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN) in Bhutan to study and protect Black-necked Cranes and their habitats. In the winter, the Kingdom of Bhutan is home to around 600 Black-necked Cranes migrating from their breeding grounds in the upper Tibetan plateau. The Kingdom’s high-altitude wetland habitats are ecologically rich, and the surrounding communities are deeply interwoven with vibrant cultural histories and living traditions.

Explore the many ways Bhutanese culture intersects with conservation strategies, policies, research and protected area designations for Black-necked Cranes. Please join us for remarkable stories of cranes and the people committed to their protection in Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, with Dr. George Archibald, Co-Founder of the International Crane Foundation; Jigme Tshering, Communications and Education Division Chief with RSPN; and David M. Hecht, Ph.D. candidate in Integrative Conservation and Anthropology at the University of Georgia. 

George Archibald

Save the date for our upcoming From the Field presentations. More information is coming soon…

Jan. 28 | Africa Research Presentation, with South African Regional Manager Tanya Smith

Feb. 11 | Highlights of Blue Crane Conservation in South Africa Focusing on the Karoo Region, with Highland Grassland Field Officer Bradley Gibbons

March 25 | Sandhill Cranes and Where to See Them, with Senior Manager – North America Programs Anne Lacy

April 22 | The Resiliency of Whooping Cranes and Coastal Communities in Texas, with Director of North America Programs Liz Smith and Land and Water Conservation Director Terry Turney