Urgent Call to Action! Indiana Craniacs, please help cranes and all species that depend on wetlands (including humans) by contacting your state representative, and urging them to vote against Senate Bill 389.
Whooping Cranes are an integral part of Indiana’s ecosystems. People can have a big impact on these cranes, so here are the five most important things you can do to help save the Whooping Crane! Are you a birder, hunter, or live near one of Indiana’s state fish and wildlife areas? Check out the sections below to learn more about protecting Whooping Cranes, the places they dance and your water supply!
- Keep your distance! Stay 200 yards, or two football fields, away from Whooping Cranes in the wild.
- Head up, wings up…back up! Observe Whooping Crane behavior. If they are alert and staring at you or their wings are up, you are disturbing them. Keep your distance.
- Respect private property! Is the property private? Keep driving! Is the property public? Park in a designated parking area and keep your distance.
- Save their tomorrow – report today! If you see someone harassing, disturbing or poaching Whooping Cranes call the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-TIP-IDNR.
- Save the cranes and the places they dance! Contact your local and state legislators asking them to support the protection and conservation of wetlands. Then vote to support those who do.