A WWT Eco-friendly card: made from responsibly managed forests (FSC®), vegetable-based inks, recycled paper envelopes, compostable outer slips.
size 160mm X 160mm
Imagine...it's spring, and the morning sun is slowly burning the mist off the marshes...
Suddenly an explosive guttural call reverberates across the landscape.
You walk towards the source of this incredible sound, and catch a glimpse of movement in the meadow grasses. With bill turned skywards, a piebald head on a long slender neck is heralding the day. Your heart almost stops. Unmistakable - it's a crane!
Cranes look magnificent. Their trumpeting calls sound astonishing. And they have a courtship dance that has to be seen to be believed. Before hunting and the draining of our wetlands wiped them out, cranes were plentiful in the UK.
Today, about 15 pairs are holding steady in the east of the country, but to give the birds a chance of re-establishing their former numbers across wetlands throughout the UK, cranes need a helping hand. Our aim through the ‘Great Crane Project’ is to restore healthy populations of wild cranes throughout the UK, so that people can once again experience these beautiful birds.