You Can Help Whooping Cranes
400 whooping cranes remain in the wild, yet they once inhabited
much of North America. Since 2001, the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership's historic reintroduction has been bringing
these magnificent birds back to the skies of Eastern North America
first time in over a hundred years.These
are some ways you can help support whooping crane recovery efforts:
To contribute to the cause, click on the link below for the Operation
Migration contact information. This nonprofit organization
conducts the actual migration we report on Journey North. No
amount is too small!
Tell everyone you know about the Whooping
Crane Reintroduction Project and the
beginning of the world's new flock of Eastern whooping cranes so they won't miss
this historic conservation event. More people caring means more people speaking out
to help whooping cranes and all endangered species and habitats.
- Speak out.
letters to your congressional representatives to tell them
you want wetlands protected. Tell them that you support programs
(including restrictions on
communications towers and wires) to save endangered species
and their habitat.
- Unpave the Way.
Whooping cranes need wetland stopovers during their migration. But wetlands are
being filled in, paved, dried up, and built on , so protecting whooper habitat for
migratory stopovers is more important than ever. You can help protect wetlands by
volunteering at a National Wildlife Refuge in your area. But wherever you live, you
can improve habitat in your own back yard and public parks help unpave the way for
all kinds of wildlife.
- Lend a Hand.
If you're lucky enough to live near Baraboo, Wisconsin or Laurel, Maryland, you
could volunteer at these whooping crane captive breeding centers: The
International Crane Foundation or USGSPatuxent
Wildlife Research Center .
- Report Any Whooping Cranes You See.
flock whoopers usually migrate to and from
Canada through these states: North
Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas,
The new Eastern flock migrates through Florida, Georgia,
Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin. Whooping Crane
officials request you use this report form.