Operation Migration is a non-profit organization devoted to the reintroduction of endangered Whooping Cranes throughout North America.
Excerpt: Please, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, end this doomed experiment to establish a colony of endangered whooping cranes in Louisiana. Take the remaining birds away before we shoot them all. After five of these birds have been shot here, it must be evident that Louisiana, once again, gets a failing grade.CLICK to read full letter Someone knows who carried out this most recent thrill kill in Louisiana - Just as someone must also know who committed the shootings in Hopkins County, Kentucky at the end of November. There’s an easy $15000.00 available in each of these cases for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the parties responsible. Please do the right thing and come forward. Anyone with information in the Louisiana shooting, which took the lives of two Whooping cranes can contact LDWF’s Enforcement Division by calling 1-800-442-2511 or using the tip411 program. Anyone with information concerning the killing of the two whooping cranes in Kentucky is urged to contact Special Agent Bob Snow at (502) 582-5989, ext. 29, or the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources dispatch at 1-800-25ALERT (800-252-5378).
If you’re in the Florida Panhandle area this weekend, why not stop by St. Marks NWR to hear OM pilot Brooke Pennypacker speak about the Whooping crane project.
Brooke will be speaking at 2pm (eastern) on Sunday, March 2 in the Barred Owl Room of Nature’s Classroom.
Gorgeous weather, boat and birding tours, workshops AND Whooping cranes… What more could a Craniac possibly want?
An outstanding line-up of speakers this year will enlighten you about all the conservation efforts spanning the continent to save these endangered creatures. Back by popular demand is famed photographer Larry Ditto, and our ever popular boat and bus trips are not to be missed. We look forward to hosting you on our island paradise where conservation and preservation rank among our top priorities. Check out the Festival Highlights for activities you don’t want to miss. Review the Schedule and Register early to reserve your spot, as our activities fill up quickly.