Crane Tracking-Please HELP

Endangered Whooping Cranes (fewer than 600 remain) returned to the wild need tracking devices so we can remotely monitor their whereabouts. 

The data acquired via these transmitters provides crucial information about the habitat the young cranes are selecting and the flight path they use during their unassisted migration flights.

Offer! give $20 or more and we'll send you an embroidered Whooping crane crest as a token of our appreciation!

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  • $19,089Raised
  • $16,000Goal
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Updates

  • Update

     

    Last week when you helped us reach our funding goal, I had tried to send you a photograph of Whooping crane #1-15. 

    As luck would have it, the system somehow failed to upload the photo with the email and soon after sending it I began the drive out to Wisconsin.

    Thank you very much for your support (and your patience). 

    Here is the photo (my fingers are crossed that it actually uploads this time) 

    Thank you for your support of our work to safeguard Whooping cranes!

  • Update

    WHOOP!

    YOU did it! You helped us reach our funding goal to acquire three remote tracking devices for the Class of 2015!

    We cannot thank you enough... 

    We'll leave you with this adorable photo of crane chick #1-15 taken yesterday morning after her training session with our aircraft.

    Thank you for your support of our work to safeguard Whooping cranes!

  • Update

    WHOOP!!!  WHOOP!!!  WHOOP!!!

    We are now less than $3000 from our goal to acquire 3 new GPS Cellular Tracking Transmitters for the Class of 2015 Whooping cranes!

    PLEASE keep sharing! We're so close to reaching our goal and still have 18 days before we have to order the new tracking devices.

    Here's the link to copy/paste: https://www.givinggrid.com/WCTrack  or just use the social sharing icons at the bottom of this message.

    As an added incentive, anyone who contributes $20 or more will receive an embroidered Whooping crane crest!

    (measures 4" high x 2" wide)

  • Update

    WHOOP!!!  WHOOP!!!  WHOOP!!!

    We are now less than $3000 from our goal to acquire 3 new GPS Cellular Tracking Transmitters for the Class of 2015 Whooping cranes!

    PLEASE keep sharing! We're so close to reaching our goal and still have 18 days before we have to order the new tracking devices.

    Here's the link to copy/paste: https://www.givinggrid.com/WCTrack  or just use the social sharing icons at the bottom of this message.

    As an added incentive, anyone who contributes $20 or more will receive an embroidered Whooping crane crest!

    (measures 4" high x 2" wide)


  • Update

    WHOOP!!!

    We are now less than $5000 from our goal to acquire 3 new GPS Cellular Tracking Transmitters for the Class of 2015 Whooping cranes!

    If everyone would continue to share this campaign with family, friends and among social networks, perhaps we could reach our goal in just a few short days...

    Here's the link to copy/paste: https://www.givinggrid.com/WCTrack  or you can use the social media buttons at the bottom of this message.

    The Class of 2015 began hatching May 3 - Making his/her debut appearance here - just for you, is Whooping crane #1-15

  • Update

    WHOOP!!!

    We are now less than $5000 from our goal to acquire 3 new GPS Cellular Tracking Transmitters for the Class of 2015 Whooping cranes!

    If everyone would share this campaign with family, friends and among social networks, perhaps we could reach our goal in just a few short days...

    Here's the link to copy/paste: https://www.givinggrid.com/WCTrack 

    The Class of 2015 began hatching May 3 - Making his/her debut appearance here - just for you, is Whooping crane #1-15


  • Update

    WHOOP!!!

    The Operation Migration Giving Grid for remote tracking devices is nearing the $10,000 mark thanks to YOU!

    Please please please share this campaign with family, friends and among social networks - let's see how quickly we can reach our goal of $16,000.

    Here's the link to copy/paste: https://www.givinggrid.com/WCTrack 

    The Class of 2015 Whooping Cranes is hatching now and they send you a HUMONGOUS thank you!

  • Update

    WOWZA!!!

    We are absolutely humbled (and thrilled!) by the results of your generosity! 

    In less than 24 hours, we're almost halfway to our goal of $16,000 - Each of you is incredible.

    Your compassion for Whooping cranes is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    If everyone would share this campaign with family, friends and among social networks, perhaps we could reach our goal in just a few short days...

    Here's the link to copy/paste: https://www.givinggrid.com/WCTrack 

    The Class of 2015 began hatching on Monday...

Campaign Details

Whooping Cranes once flew the skies over most of North America before habitat loss and unregulated hunting very nearly wiped out the species. In the 1940's there were only 15 Whooping Cranes in the world!

Since 1967 there has been a concerted international effort involving Canada and the United States to safeguard the species.

Operation Migration and our partners have succeeded in returning a migratory flock of these endangered cranes to an area they were wiped out from more than a century ago. This is something that has never before been accomplished! Still, fewer than 600 Whooping Cranes remain between survival and EXTINCTION.

With your help we can continue to monitor the new population until it reaches a self-sustaining level. 

Each year, we teach a new generation of Whooping Cranes a migration route by guiding them on their first journey from Wisconsin to Florida with our small aircraft. In Florida they are released, and then, come spring, they migrate northward to Wisconsin on their own.

A small number of the birds are fitted with transmitters so that they can be tracked. Three transmitters, each with 3 years of data services, costs $16,000.

We need your help to purchase these expensive yet critical devices - please consider making a donation today or share this campaign with others! 

Special Offer! give $20 or more and we'll send you an embroidered Whooping crane crest as a token of our appreciation!

 

  

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