Filed in: Whooping Cranes

THE ROCKPORT PILOT

Status of Aransas Project Suit Heard

June 14th, 2013 | TAP In The News

Approximately 60 area residents and other interested people had the opportunity to hear about the status of The Aransas Project (TAP) lawsuit against the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and other parties Wednesday night at the Saltwater Pavilion in Rockport. Attorney Jim Blackburn outlined […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Federal judge: TCEQ mismanagement contributed to deaths of whooping cranes

March 12th, 2013 | TAP In The News

Mismanagement of the Guadalupe River water contributed to the death of at least 23 whooping cranes during the winter of 2008-09 in violation of the Endangered Species Act, according to a lawsuit ruling by Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Jack. In her Monday ruling in […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

BOOMBERG NEWS

Texas Whooping Crane Advocates Win Reprieve in Water War

March 12th, 2013 | TAP In The News

Texas was ordered to temporarily stop issuing new water permits for a river system that supplies dozens of Central Texas cities, power generators and petrochemical plants to ensure enough water reaches the last migratory flock of endangered whooping cranes. U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

THE ARANSAS PROJECT

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

March 12th, 2013 | Press Release

Effective Management Plan Ordered for Guadalupe River, Bays and Estuaries (Rockport, TX — March 10, 2013)— Today, The Aransas Project (TAP) applauded a major federal court decision in its legal battle to protect the last naturally migrating flock of endangered whooping cranes as a vindication […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Advocate Editorial Board opinion: crucial to know number of birds in refuge

March 8th, 2013 | Related Press

The count is in. This year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there are about 279 whooping cranes in and around the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. This year’s estimate was gathered using a new method of counting. In the past, the flock was counted […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

TAP Update: US Department of Justice Press Release on Whooping Crane Shooting

March 7th, 2013 | TAP Updates

Below is a press release issued by the United States Department of Justice regarding the prosecution of the case in connection with the shooting of a juvenile whooping crane near San Jose Island. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 6, 2013 http://www.justice.gov/usao/txs/ Contact: Angela Dodge, Public […]

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KRIS-TV

Safety Concerns Grow as Endangered Whooping Cranes Migrate Beyond Refuge

February 26th, 2013 | Related Press

Whooping cranes spend the winter season at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Austwell, TX. After one of the endangered cranes was accidentally shot and killed by a hunter on San Jose Island earlier this year, there’s concern the cranes may be moving away from […]

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AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN

State, federal officials mum on killing of whooping crane

February 25th, 2013 | TAP Updates

There are only about 300 whooping cranes left in the wild, and they are protected by federal law. In other words, it is a federal crime to kill one, a violation of the Endangered Species Act, and the feds take it seriously. Just this month, […]

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CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

New whooping crane count, method draw different responses from groups

February 21st, 2013 | Related Press

Whooping crane fans are disappointed by a flock estimate below expectations, while many continue to grumble over how the birds are counted. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service puts the number of endangered birds in the last remaining flock of wild whooping cranes at 279. […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Texas crane totals not increasing, but flocks now inland offer hope

February 21st, 2013 | TAP In The News

Whooping cranes in Texas are caught up in a numbers game that produced one encouraging development this year but remains inconclusive overall. The latest survey results released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that there were 257 cranes wintering on the Texas Gulf […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes