International Crane Foundation
The elegant whooping crane is on the verge of an extraordinary comeback after nearly becoming extinct due to human activities. In 1941, the last migratory flock was reduced to only 16 birds. A reintroduction project is currently underway to restore a migratory flock of whooping cranes to eastern North America. Now in its 14th year, the project is being undertaken by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, a team of non-profit and governmental agencies, whose founding members include the International Crane Foundation (ICF). ICF works worldwide to conserve cranes and the wetland and grassland ecosystems on which they depend. ICF is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving the threats to these beautiful birds.