Tag Archives: ultralight-led migration

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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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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