Posted by: Dan | August 30, 2007

Last Wild Whooping Cranes Threatened by Development

Via Audubon:

The only wild flock of endangered Whooping Cranes in the world is at risk. A development plan near Aransas National Wildlife Refuge could destroy the habitat they need to survive. These endangered birds depend on finding safe wintering and feeding grounds at Aransas Refuge.

But a development project might change all that. Seadrift Ranch Partners, Ltd. has petitioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a 700-acre housing development next to the Refuge right in the middle of the habitat the cranes count on for survival.

For more on Whooping Cranes, check out Operation Migration.

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