Whooping cranes in the Aransas-Wood Buffalo population are part of the only self-sustaining population in existence. In the early 1940s, it is estimated that less than 20 whooping cranes remained in the population. Today, the population is nearly 300 strong.
Because these whooping cranes are endangered and migrate from Texas to Canada, there are concerns about potential impacts of wind energy development in the migratory corridor.
Using GPS Transmitters to Study Whooping Crane Migration
The Crane Trust scientists, in cooperation with the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program, the Canadian Wildlife Service and Parks Canada, are studying whooping crane migration.
To learn more about the project, visit: http://www.cranetrust.org/conservation-research/.