Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Whooping cranes are making a comeback!

"Between 1850 and 1941, the whooping crane population dropped from an estimated 1500 birds to a low of perhaps 20. Today, thanks to cooperative, international conservation efforts, more than 415 whoopers thrive in North America. While these numbers are still low, scientists believe that if habitat conservation, species protection and reintroduction efforts continue, whooping cranes will be able to maintain viable populations and continue moving away from the brink of extinction."

Link: Full Article from The Nature Conservancy

Eagle Optics is a proud sponsor of Operation Migration and the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership.

Whooping Crane image © 2007 Mike McDowell

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