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2014-09-26 03:00:57

USGS Efforts continue to increase population of endangered bird Four whooping crane chicks raised in captivity began their integration into the wild on Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of the continuing effort to increase the wild population of this endangered species. The cranes, hatched and raised by their parents at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, were released on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Necedah National Wildlife...

2013-05-29 23:00:48

Top nature and birding company Naturalist Journeys announces a fall nature adventure tour to Wisconsin, exploring special places touched by Leopold´s land ethic. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their upcoming October 13 - 19, 2013, tour to Wisconsin and the sites that helped shape Leopold´s conservation principles. The eco-tour company´s owner Peg Abbott says, “If you are interested in...

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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...

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2010-02-24 10:55:00

The United Nations reported on Wednesday that several countries, including Russia, Iran and China, are working together to bring back the Siberian Crane form the brink of extinction. The pure white, 55-inch tall crane is considered to be critically endangered with a population of less than 3,500 individuals left. But, with the help of the international community, "the future of the Siberian crane is looking brighter," said Claire Mirande, director of the Siberian Crane Wetland Project. The...

2009-12-08 00:01:00

ROCKPORT, Texas, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aransas Project (TAP) today filed a Notice of Intent to sue several officials of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in their official capacity for illegal harm and harassment of whooping cranes at and adjacent to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in violation of Section 9 of the Federal Endangered Species Act. Under federal law, TAP must wait at least 60 days before filing suit. The individuals to be sued in their official...

2009-11-30 13:54:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the second consecutive year, Southern Company is sponsoring Operation Migration USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of migratory species, including the most famous endangered bird in North America - the Whooping crane. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) The support will help Operation Migration USA to increase the number of Whooping cranes it raises and leads south by...

2009-06-18 23:47:48

A new exhibit at the International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin gives the public a chance to see four African species in something like their native habitat. The 5-acre Spirit of Africa opens Saturday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Thursday. The exhibit includes an amphitheater, two buildings and four wetlands. Displays provide information on the significance of the blue, wattled, gray-crowned and black-crowned cranes and on efforts to protect them. The 225-acre foundation near...

2009-05-02 14:01:44

Scientists are considering how best to reintroduce whooping cranes to the eastern United States, experts say. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday that a $10 million-plus effort to reintroduce the birds was dealt a blow recently when all but one pair of 12 cranes abandoned their nests. Experts say they are using minnow nets, electronic monitoring, crane feces and dry ice to help them study the birds' behavior. The International Crane Foundation said the rare cranes in inexplicably...

2008-12-18 09:15:00

NEW CASTLE, Del., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkion Life Sciences has received US EPA approval to market Avipel(R) Corn Seed Treatment in Minnesota for the 2009 planting season. The Section 18 application filed by the State of Minnesota is effective December 5, 2008, through July 30, 2009. Arkion's proprietary bird repellent Avipel(R), formerly known as Avitec, protects both field and sweet corn seed against foraging cranes. According to Ken Ballinger, Arkion Life Sciences has been a pioneer in...


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