Celebrating 100 years of protecting migratory birds

One hundred years ago on 16 August 1916, the USA and Great Britain (on behalf of Canada) signed the first Migratory Bird Treaty to recognise the international importance of conserving and protecting migratory birds and their habitats.

Two years later in 1918, Congress passed the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to implement the legislation, which is still known today as one of the most effective conservation laws ever created.

This week, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Refuge Association and numerous partners are working together to celebrate this historic achievement. It is estimated that this groundbreaking wildlife conservation treaty has now saved billions of birds.

Migratory Birds Whooping Cranes

Whooping Crane Family from the Aransas/Wood Buffalo wild whooping crane flock . Photo by Klaus Nigge

 

National wildlife refuges have some of the best migratory bird spectacles in the world.  Endangered Whooping Cranes migrate 2,500 miles south from Wood Buffalo NP in Canada to Aransas NWR, Texas, in the fall.

To read the entire article “North America celebrates 100 years of protecting migratory birds” on Birdwatch, click here.

 

***** FOTWW’s mission is to help preserve and protect the Aransas/Wood Buffalo
population of wild whooping cranes and their habitat. *****

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Whooping Crane Hatches in Wild in Louisiana-First Time Since 1939

First Time Since 1939 – Whooping Crane Hatches in Wild in Louisiana

Friends of the Wild Whoopers would like to congratulate Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on this historical hatch. Everyone’s dedication and hard work has been rewarded with a new addition to the Louisiana flock of Whooping Cranes. With this exciting news come hope for the Whooping Crane.

April 12, 2016 – A major milestone was reached this week in the reintroduction of the whooping crane in Louisiana when the first hatching of a chick in the state in more than 75 years occurred in Jefferson Davis Parish.

The hatching, the first seen in Louisiana’s wild since 1939, represents another step forward in the program established in February of 2011 when the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reintroduced whooping cranes back into the state at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in Vermilion Parish.

To read the entire press release and learn all the details, please click here.

Whooping Crane Photo: Sara Zimorski/ Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

First Whooping Crane chick since 1939, hatches in the wild in Louisiana. Photo: Sara Zimorski / Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

 

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***** FOTWW’s mission is to help preserve and protect the Aransas/Wood Buffalo
population of wild whooping cranes and their habitat. *****
Friends of the Wild Whoopers is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.