International Crane Foundation

 

Mass Extinction Event Puts Cranes at Risk

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Worldwide, the pace of extinction is accelerating. Scientists estimate that half of the world’s species now face extinction. They estimate that we are losing 17,000 to 100,000 species each year in what is being called “a mass extinction event” (Kobert, E. 2014. The Sixth Extinction). Among those facing extinction are 11 of the 15 crane species.

The thought of future generations not having the chance to know the grace of these ancient birds is too upsetting to even consider, which is why we want you to know –

We won’t let that happen. Not on our watch. Not with your help.

We envision a day when endangered cranes will not just survive – but thrive – without our help.

Until that day, we can’t afford to let down our guard in our efforts to protect cranes from the many threats they face.

Worldwide, cranes are threatened by:

• Degradation and loss of habitat

• Wildlife trafficking

• Illegal shootings

• Power line collisions

• Poisoning

• Lack of fresh water

As if that’s not enough, they also face new threats from the potential weakening of policies like the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act, land protection rollbacks, and even lack of enforcement of the laws that remain on the books.

As the only organization in the world focused on saving all species of cranes, we are prepared to use every tool in the toolbox to get the job done.

It’s a race against the clock and we can’t do it without you.

The time is now!

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