Lafayette, La. (KADN) — Many of the foremost crane experts from all across the world were at Hotel Acadiana this morning being briefed on the historic reintroduction of the endangered Whooping Crane back into Louisiana's marshland, as The North America Crane Workshop will be taking place in the area over the next week.
Experts from Russia, Korea, Canada, and the United States will be in south Louisiana over the next few days studying the Aransas/Wood Buffalo whooping crane flock and the technology that is being used to help revitalize the rare birds population. The big story at the convention however has been news that two whooping crane eggs have been successfully laid in the wild by birds brought back into the state. The last documented whooping crane egg found in Louisiana was in 1939, by 1950 the rare bird had completely disappeared from Louisiana. The efforts being made by biologist with the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries and experts from across the world is an important step in protecting one of the most endangered bird species in the US.