June 2021
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Please Join Us For This Benefit & Birthday Bash

Save the date for our virtual International Crane Foundation benefit celebrating our Co-Founder George Archibald’s 75th birthday on Thursday, July 15, 2021, from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Time.

With our spectacular new Cranes of the World exhibits as a backdrop, your hosts for the evening, President and CEO Rich Beilfuss and Co-Founder George Archibald, are excited to share inspirational conservation stories showcasing the impact of your unwavering support. We can’t do our work without you!

Throughout the show, you’ll have opportunities to honor George’s 75th birthday. And, you can bid on one-of-a-kind crane experiences and unique crane items via our online auction. Check out the event WEBSITE for timely updates.

Don’t Whoop It Up alone! Organize a watch party and gather your flock to experience a truly “cranetastic” evening. No advance registration is required.The event will be streamed live on our event WEBSITE.

We thank our Crane Saver SPONSORS Bob Dohmen and Tom and Kathy Leiden. If you wish to sponsor this event or have questions, email events@savingcranes.org or call 608-356-9462 ext. 807.
Maurice Wanjala Receives Disney Conservation Hero Award

Maurice Wanjala of the Kipsaina Crane and Wetland Conservation Group, Kenya, has been honored with a Disney Conservation Hero Award. The award recognizes local citizens for their commitment to save wildlife, protect habitats and inspire their communities to take part in conservation efforts.

Recipients from around the world were nominated by nonprofit environmental organizations, and each honoree and his nominating organization will share a $1,500 award from the Disney Conservation Fund. Learn MORE.
Give Your Father a Passport to Cranes of the World

We've got the perfect gift for the fathers in your life. Give them an International Crane Foundation MEMBERSHIP, which includes free admission to our new Cranes of the World experience, and 10 percent off www.craneshop.org and our gift shop in the George Archibald Welcome Center. Memberships include free or discounted admission to more than 150 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums in the United States and Canada. 

Memberships also include regular updates on our exciting work around the globe, including our celebrated newsletter, The Bugle. Most importantly, your gift supports our work to protect 11 of the 15 crane species and the places they dance. To receive your gift membership packet by Father's Day, June 20, please order by June 15.
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Purchase Kim Russell's Lovely Crane Cards

This set of six cards and envelopes features a whimsical image of a BLUE CRANE. Shop ONLINE for this and other exclusive crane items, including clothing, jewelry, art, toys and more.
Whooping Cranes in the Wilds of Wisconsin Raising Chicks

We're happy to announce that we've got nine Whooping Crane chicks from mating season within the Eastern Migratory flock of Whooping Cranes. As of June 1, more than 20 Whooping Crane bonded pairs built nests. Learn MORE about our efforts to build this important flock.