Tagged: TAP Updates

THE ARANSAS PROJECT

New Year Update

January 9th, 2014 | TAP Updates

The Aransas Project (TAP) team wanted to provide a New Year’s update on the Whooping Crane litigation, TAP v. Shaw, against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The following is a summary of the highlights from the past year. As most everyone knows, we […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, 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 […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

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, […]

Filed in: related news, Whooping Cranes

TAP Update: USFWS Releases 2012-2013 Whooping Crane Estimate

February 17th, 2013 | TAP Updates

USFWS Releases 2012-2013 Whooping Crane Estimate The United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) has posted their 2012-2013 Winter Whooping Crane Survey. They estimate the flock size to be 257 birds based on their new distance sampling method. This estimate does not offer an actual […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Most of the South Texas whooping crane flock has arrived

January 15th, 2013 | TAP Updates

CORPUS CHRISTI — Most of the whooping cranes expected to spend winter near Rockport have arrived, but it’s too early to say how many survived the summer and migration from Canada. At least 98 percent of the world’s only wild migratory flock of the endangered […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Drought, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Whooping crane flock size estimate to be released soon

January 14th, 2013 | TAP Updates

The whooping cranes are continuing their winter break on the Texas coast. This flock, the last known naturally migrating flock of whooping cranes, is estimated to number more than 300 birds, according to the Whooping Crane Conservation Association. Generations of the flock have been migrating […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

An Open Letter from Tom Stehn

December 8th, 2012 | TAP Updates

The following is an open letter from former International Whooping Crane Coordinator Tom Stehn expressing his frustration with current whooping crane survey methods being used at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, and asking people to get involved by writing letters. December 6, 2012 MY OPINION ON […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

Video of October 24 USFWS Public Presentation Available Online

November 5th, 2012 | TAP Updates

The Aransas Project has posted a video documenting the two-hour public presentation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the distance sampling methodology in use at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge during the last wintering season.  The presentation was held on Oct. 24, 2012 […]

Filed in: TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

USFWS PowerPoint from Recent Public Presentations Available

November 1st, 2012 | TAP Updates

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has provided The Aransas Project with the PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) used at the October 4, 2012 public meeting. The Aransas Project provided video documentation of the Oct. 4 meeting, but the PPT is sometimes difficult to see in the […]

Filed in: TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

Video of October 4 USFWS Public Presentation Available Online

October 21st, 2012 | TAP Updates

The Aransas Project has posted a video documenting the two-hour public presentation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the distance sampling methodology in use at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge during the last wintering season.  The presentation was held on Oct. 4, 2012 […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes