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Reward climbs to $15,600

Yesterday the  Center for Biological Diversity  added $5,000 to the reward for information leading to a conviction or fine in the latest illegal killing of #4-11, an endangered Whooping Crane in Indiana. “It’s a sad injustice to all of us … Continue reading

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$10,000 reward for info leading to arrest and conviction in Greene Co. Whooper shooting death

Indiana Conservation Officers have partnered with Indiana Turn in a Poacher (T.I.P.), Friends of Goose Pond, the International Crane Foundation and Operation Migration to offer a substantial reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the … Continue reading

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DNR asks public for help to stop shootings of EMP Whoopers – 5 deaths in Indiana attributed to poaching

January 2017: Female No. 4-11, shot and killed Indiana Department of Natural Resources officials reported that the remains of No. 4-11, a 5-year old female Whooping Crane of the Eastern Migratory Population (EMP), were found January 5, 2017 in a … Continue reading

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TN Wildlife Resources Agency seeks public comment on 2017-2018 Sandhill Crane hunting season

According to a source at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), the Mississippi Flyway Council met in late August where they voted on and submitted recommendations to USFWS regarding frameworks for the 2017-18 hunting seasons and bag limits, based on … Continue reading

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Changes to the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership: Q&A

The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP) is a group of non-profit organizations and government and state agencies formed to restore a migratory population of Whooping Cranes to eastern North America.  WCEP is just one element of a diverse strategy to … Continue reading

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4th Wheeler NWR Festival of the Cranes a success

This year, approximately 4,500 individuals attended the 4th annual Wheeler NWR Festival of the Cranes, in Decatur, Alabama the weekend of January 9th – 10th, 2016. What easier way to learn about North America’s rarest and tallest bird then at … Continue reading

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Accused shooter of 2 Whooping Cranes pleads not guilty

The International Crane Foundation submitted comments to the United States Attorney scheduled to hear the case of the accused shooter of two Endangered Whooping Cranes killed on January 11, 2016 in Beaumont, Texas (click here to read ICF’s full statement). … Continue reading

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