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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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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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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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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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