WASHINGTON (CN) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to reintroduce endangered whooping cranes into southwestern Louisiana, to establish a nonmigratory flock.
The plan is to release them into historic breeding grounds near White Lake in Vermilion Parish, in hopes that they make a permanent home there.
A proposal provides a plan for establishing the population, and allows for incidental injury to the birds while establishing the population.
Birds also may be released at additional sites “to provide a broader distribution of territorial males” for the females to search for, according to the proposal. Those sites depend on where the females from the first group search for mates.
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