Posted by: Dan | April 26, 2009

Publicity for Operation Migration

 Whooping Cranes following a Operation Migration microlight.  Photo: Barcroft

Whooping Cranes following a Operation Migration microlight. Photo: Barcroft

Endangered whooping crane follows aircraft in unique migration – “These endangered whooping crane, pictured flying through the air in V-formation, are seen making the long journey south in a unique human-led migration.”

Word of Operation Migration gets out at least once every Spring and Fall it seems, keeping people informed on the progress of this unique and remarkable conservation effort.

The journey is the result of efforts by conservationists to increase the population of whooping cranes in the wild, which had declined to just 15 in 1941, although numbers have now risen to approximately 200.

So this isn’t news so much as it is a celebration that conservation efforts can bring back species seemingly doomed to extinction.


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