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Ultralight guided migrations to end

Last week members of the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, including Operation Migration, met with USFWS representatives to discuss the future of the Eastern Migratory Population (EMP) of Whooping Cranes. After all was said and done it was decided that there … Continue reading

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USFWS ‘Vision’ may end ultralight-led migration

Last year in a document outlining its “vision” for Whooping Crane conservation over the next five years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended that the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP*) switch to exclusively using adult Whooping Cranes to lead younger birds … Continue reading

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Louisiana Whoopers killed in Texas

Two federally endangered Whooping Cranes were found dead in a rural area about 18 miles west of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas on January 11, 2016. Federal game officials arrested 18-year-old Trey Joseph Frederick after witnesses reported having seen Frederick in … Continue reading

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Two Endangered Whooping Cranes Shot in Texas

The International Crane Foundation (ICF) announced today that two Whooping Cranes of the Louisiana flock (which numbers about 30 birds) were shot and killed on January 10, 2016 in Hardin Co. Texas. There is one identified suspect. Read the ICF … Continue reading

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Do you give a whoop?

The following was provided by Lizzie Condon, Keeping Whooping Cranes Safe Coordinator of the  International Crane Foundation The International Crane Foundation, along with organizations involved in the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, has a new program designed to increase awareness and … Continue reading

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Don’t shoot the Whooping Cranes Kentucky’s Sandhill Crane hunting season begins Dec. 12, 2015 and continues through Jan. 10, 2016, or until 400 Sandhill Cranes have been killed. Whooping Cranes may associate with Sandhill Cranes so caution must be used … Continue reading

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Reward offered in shooting of Whooping Crane in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana The crane was found just south of Zaunbrecher Road and north of Gueydan on November  2, 2014 with an apparent bullet wound to her upper left leg. The bird … Continue reading

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