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2013-10-08 16:21:48

ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting its longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship, Southern Company, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), is sponsoring Operation Migration through the Power of Flight conservation program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) As the presenting sponsor, Southern Company supports Operation Migration's daily EarlyBird e-bulletin newsletter, which provides progress reports...

Studying The  Importance Of Learning How To Migrate
2013-08-29 15:07:19

University of Maryland Scientists have studied bird migration for centuries, but it remains one of nature's great mysteries. How do birds find their way over long distances between breeding and wintering sites? Is their migration route encoded in their genes, or is it learned? Working with records from a long-term effort to reintroduce critically endangered whooping cranes in the Eastern U.S., a University of Maryland-led research team found evidence that these long-lived birds learn...

2012-10-10 15:21:05

ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Migration's whooping cranes are in the air again, and Southern Company is helping followers keep tabs on the birds' flight from Wisconsin to Florida. Southern Company, through its Power of Flight partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), is the presenting sponsor of Operation Migration's daily EarlyBird e-bulletin newsletter, which provides progress reports and other information each morning about the more than...

2012-04-27 21:41:07

Scientists develop techniques to avoid repeat of red squirrel catastrophe DISASTROUS disease outbreaks like the one which led to the decimation of the red squirrel in Britain can now be avoided through the implementation of new preventive measures developed by UK scientists. Researchers at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) looked at the disease risks associated with moving wild animals (translocation), and worked out the key baseline data required to predict the outcome of wild...

2011-12-06 09:11:00

<font size="2" face="Arial"></font> CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Witnesses on the first day of the federal trial, The Aransas Project (TAP) v. Shaw, et al, explained their efforts in trying to connect fresh water supply to whooping crane mortality in the Aransas-Wood Buffalo whooping crane flock that winters at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Defense attorneys countered with strong cross examination questioning both the methodology and data used...

2011-10-20 08:44:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of 10 young whooping cranes has taken to the air on an annual migration to help conserve the species, and Southern Company is standing behind them. As part of its commitment to environmental stewardship, Southern Company, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, has sponsored Operation Migration through the Power of Flight conservation program since 2008. Operation Migration's mission is to promote the conservation of...

2011-08-03 16:14:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expert witness reports filed this week in U.S. District Court in Corpus Christi cast significant doubt on allegations made by The Aransas Project (TAP) in a lawsuit that 23 whooping cranes died during the 2008-09 drought, and countered that in fact, the flock is thriving. Deposition of a TAP witness is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Houston. TAP initially filed the lawsuit Mar. 10, 2010, against Bryan Shaw, Buddy Garcia, Carlos Rubinstein...

2011-07-14 11:27:00

VICTORIA, Texas, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texans for a Sound Energy Policy (TSEP) report that in the proceedings before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) on Exelon's Early Site Permit (ESP) application for a proposed nuclear power plant, Exelon recently disclosed a two and a half year old letter from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service, which Exelon claimed it had "inadvertently omitted." The ten-page letter was in response to Exelon's request...

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2011-07-06 06:10:00

After an 88-year-long hiatus North America's tallest bird, the statuesque whooping crane (Grus americana), is once again on exhibit at the Bird House at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park. An 11-year-old male whooping crane named Rocky left Homosassa Springs State Park in Florida and is now on exhibit in the nation's capital. Whooping cranes are one of only two crane species native to the United States. There are only eight other zoos in the U.S. which exhibit these birds. "It is an...

2011-01-05 09:29:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has announced two new and two continuing grants to conservation and natural resource agencies through the Power of Flight partnership program to protect birds in Georgia through habitat and species restoration and environmental education. The grants are part of Southern Company's partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Two new grants were awarded under Power of Flight: National Wild Turkey Federation - to...


Latest Grus Reference Libraries

Hooded Crane, Grus monacha
2013-04-24 12:13:58

The Hooded Crane (Grus monacha) is a small, dark colored crane. Its body is grey and the top of the head and neck is white, except for a patch of bare red skin above they eye. It’s one of the smallest cranes, but is still a fairly large bird, a 3.3 ft in length, weighing 8.2 pounds and a wingspan of 6.2 feet. It breeds in south-central and southeastern Siberia. Breeding is also assumed to occur in Mongolia. Over 80% of its population winters at Izumi, southern Japan. There are also...

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2009-03-28 15:46:42

The Common Crane (Grus grus), also known as the Eurasian Crane, is a species of bird found in the northern parts of Europe and Asia. It has a global population of 210,000 to 250,000 individuals. The largest number of these birds nest in Russia and Scandinavia. In Great Britain the Common Crane became extinct in the 17th century, but a tiny population now breeds again in the Norfolk Broads and is slowly increasing. It is migratory and winters in areas of Africa, southern Europe, and southern...

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2009-03-28 15:44:15

The Brolga (Grus rubicunda), formerly known as the "˜Native Companion', is a species of bird found in tropical and eastern Australia. The bird has also been given the name "Australian Crane", a term coined in 1865 by well-known ornithological artist John Gould in his Birds of Australia. These birds are abundant in north and northeast Australia, especially Queensland. They are also common as far south as Victoria. They are also found in New Guinea and rarely in New Zealand. They are also...

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2009-03-28 14:17:07

The Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus), also known as the Siberian White Crane or Snow Crane, is a species of bird found in arctic Russia in Yakutia and western Siberia. It is a migratory species. Eastern populations winter on the Yangtze River and Lake Poyang in China. Central populations winter at Keoladeo National Park, India. Western populations winter in Fereidoonkenar and Esfahan in Iran. It is a bird of wetlands both in breeding and wintering habitats. This is a large white crane,...

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2009-03-28 14:08:37

The Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) is a species of bird found in northernPakistan and India, Nepal, Southeast Asia and Queensland, Australia. It is a permanent resident of freshwater marshes and plains with little seasonal movement. This species is classified as Vulnerable, as the total global population has drastically declined since about 1980. This decline is expected to continue until at least 2010. Threats include habitat destruction, hunting, pollution, disease and competition from other...

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