Mission: THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE ORGANIZATION WAS FORMED ARE 1) TO DEVELOP SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY FOR ESTABLISHING SAFE MIGRATORY PATTERNS FOR MIGRATORY SPECIES OF BIRDS 2)TO DEVELOP THE TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPRINTING, RAISING AND INSTILLING OF NEW MIGRATORY ROUTES 3)TO TRAIN PERSONNEL IN THE NEW TECHNIQUES SO DEVELOPED
Results: After 8 years there are now 86 migratory Whooping cranes using the migration corridor taught to them by our pilots and field crew.
In the 1940's only 16 Whooping cranes remained...
Target demographics: Everyone who enjoys our natural environment - and the migratory birds that live among us
Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of nature enthusiasts and birders
Geographic areas served: Eastern North America
Programs: The purposes for which the organization was formed are: 1) to develop systems and technology for establishing safe migratory patterns for migratory species of birds. 2) to develop the technology for imprinting, raising, and instilling of new migratory routes. 3) to train personnel in the new techniques so developed.
Wonderful work these folks do, to bring back an almost extinct species! Watching the process of young chicks into adult Cranes is amazing. They also have dedicated followers who watch via ustreamtv.com.
It's about the birds. Huge, beautiful and endangered birds. Birds of ancient memory. Whooping Cranes.
And it's about the people. Extraordinarily talented people. Skilled and self-sacrificing caretakers, pilots, photographers, support personnel, teachers, writers. And thousands of backers who love the birds and want to see them once again in their hundreds.