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TAP in the News

You may view a curated list of media coverage of The Aransas Project on our TAP In The News archive.


Video assets are available to media in a variety of formats. If you are interested in a particular video clip our press contacts can get you what you need in the desired format.

Meet The Aransas Project
5 minutes, 38 seconds

Founding members and leadership of the Aransas community and of The Aransas Project (TAP) speak about how their way of life depends on freshwater flows from the Guadalupe River Basin to balance the coastal ecosystems that provide critical habitat for the whooping cranes.

TAP Legal Action
2 minutes, 53 seconds

Attorney Jim Blackburn discusses related legislation and legal processes of The Aransas Project.

B-Roll of the Coastal Way of Life
47 seconds

This lifestyle and environmental footage is characteristic of the Rockport and Aransas County area, near the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge which provides the winter habitat for the endangered whooping cranes.

B-Roll of Whooping Cranes
57 seconds

This whooping crane footage was shot late in November 2009. Some of the first cranes to return to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Texas are featured in their winter habitat.

Audio Files

These audio files of various whooping crane calls are available for use by media.

Photo Selects

These photo selects are available for use by media with the photo credits indicated.

Cranes return to Aransas for Winter 2009/10
3 images | Download Images (21Mb)

All photos should be credited to Donald Auderer.

Coastal Life
Coastal Life in Rockport, Texas
4 images | Download Images (19Mb)

All photos should be credited to Donald Auderer.

Tom Stehn
Tom Stehn, Whooping Crane Coordinator at ANWR
1 image | Download Image (184Kb)

Tom Stehn, Whooping Crane Coordinator at ANWR transports emaciated crane (that later died in transport to emergency care). This photo should be credited to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Spokesperson Bios and Headshots

Ron Outen
Regional Director for The Aransas Project

Download Bio (PDF)

Jim Blackburn
Attorney for The Aransas Project

Download Bio (PDF)

Contact Info

To request an interview with a TAP spokesperson, please contact:

Charles Irvine
P: (713) 524-1012

Background Documents

Press Releases

Judge Rules in Favor of The Aransas Project in Whooping Crane Case

Mar 12, 2013 | Press Release

Effective Management Plan Ordered for Guadalupe River, Bays and Estuaries (Rockport, TX — March 10, 2013)— […]

The Aransas Project Announces Newly Formed Board of Advisors

Dec 21, 2010 | Press Release

(Rockport, TX — December 21, 2010)— Today The Aransas Project (TAP) announced the formation of a […]