Updates from July, 2011


Audubon Texas joins The Aransas Project

July 27th, 2011 | TAP Updates

The Aransas Project is very pleased to welcome Audubon Texas as a member organization. Director of Conservation, Iliana A. Pena said: “Texas Audubon wants to support efforts that help benefit the Whooping Crane.  We think that The Aransas Project is doing an excellent job of providing […]

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Crane chicks in record number of whooper nests

July 26th, 2011 | Related Press

There’s a new chick in town, but mommy and daddy won’t be letting her out of their sight. The famous “Lobstick” pair of whooping cranes, “Lady” and “Hoss,” have successfully managed to raise one fledgling again this summer during their nineteenth year nesting just outside […]

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Drought Threatens Fish, Wildlife, Parks in Texas

July 25th, 2011 | Related Press

AUSTIN – As experts nervously watch mounting threats of record drought in Texas, several truths are evident: (1) when water won’t fall from the sky, what comes out of the ground is critical, (2) there are important things people can do to prepare to weather […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes


Water for wildlife key to economy

July 20th, 2011 | Related Press

The future of the San Antonio Bay system – and the health of our local economy – is in the hands of a committee of stakeholders officially known as the Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission and Aransas rivers; and Mission, Copano, Aransas, and San Antonio Bays […]

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Letter surfaces about plant’s impact on cranes

July 15th, 2011 | Related Press

In the proceedings before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) on Exelon’s Early Site Permit (ESP) application for a proposed nuclear power plant, Exelon recently disclosed a 2.5-year-old letter from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service. That 10-page letter, which […]

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Environmental groups say oilsands could harm endangered whooping crane

July 11th, 2011 | Related Press

Wildlife advocates on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are raising concerns about the future prospects of the whooping crane — the continent’s most iconic endangered species — with new claims that the bird’s only wild population faces growing threats from oilsands developments near its […]

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