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Spring Banquet & Whooping Cranes

Winnebago Audubon Society
Event organized by Winnebago Audubon Society

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$25.00 per person. Reservation deadline is April 8.
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5:00 pm: Social
6:00 pm: Dinner . . . followed by our program "Whooping Crane Conservation Efforts at the International Crane Foundation ”
The story of Whooping Crane conservation is dramatic. In this talk Lizzie will give a brief overview of the history of Whooping Crane populations and human efforts to bring this species back from the brink of extinction. This will include an update on the Eastern Migratory Population reintroduction project, which has gone through many changes in recent years. She will also talk about the International Crane Foundation’s ongoing research efforts and how the International Crane Foundation applies scientific knowledge to provide working conservation solutions.
Although Whooping Cranes have come a long way from their brush with extinction, they still face many threats. The survival of Whooping Cranes depends on the actions of people—people protecting the ecosystems where Whooping Cranes live and people living in harmony with the birds. Lizzie is working to create communities that give a whoop about Whooping Cranes through using social marketing tactics to raise awareness and pride in these beautiful birds. Lizzie will explain the tactics used for this campaign, which she worked on for two years in Alabama. The campaign is now expanding to Indiana. Lizzie will talk to you about how Winnebago Audubon Society can continue helping with this effort.