whooping cranes

Elegant, Endangered Whoopers Appear in Kansas

Article: Elegant, Endangered Whoopers Appear in Kansas

PRATT, Kansas, November 6, 2008 (ENS) – The whooping cranes are back. Each year, some of these birds – the largest and rarest of North American cranes – make a stop in central Kansas, at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, near Great Bend, or at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, about 30 miles south of Cheyenne Bottoms.…

Florida Forever Funding Approved Unanimously

Article: Florida Forever Funding Approved Unanimously

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, May 5, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental groups throughout the state are delighted with the approval of funding for the land acquisition and protection program Florida Forever – or at least for the next 10 years. Although the Florida budget is tight this year, the Florida House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously today,…

Senate Committee Approves Platte River Recovery Program

Article: Senate Committee Approves Platte River Recovery Program

WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2008 (ENS) – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has unanimously approved legislation to implement the federal share of the Platte River recovery implementation plan. More than 10 years in negotiation, the measure has already been approved by the House of Representatives. In late 2006 the governors of Nebraska, Colorado,…

Whooping Cranes Reach Texas in Record Numbers

Article: Whooping Cranes Reach Texas in Record Numbers

AUSTIN, Texas, December 12, 2007 (ENS) – For the fifth year in a row, a recordbreaking number of whooping cranes have completed their winter migration to the Coastal Bend area of Texas, according to state wildlife scientists. So far, 257 whoopers have reached Texas, breaking the previous count of 237 birds that were present last…