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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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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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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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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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