Whooping Cranes

Whooping Crane PSA

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Report Whooping Crane Violations to 800-442-2511

LDWF knows that the sportsmen and farmers here in Louisiana only want the best for our wildlife and the habitat they utilize. As conversationists of our state resources, you have high regard for our Sportsman's Paradise, not only for your pleasure, but so your children and grandchildren can share in its enjoyment. Unfortunately a small group of individuals threaten that reputation by poaching. Please help by reporting all illegal activity to our law enforcement office at 800-442-2511.

Support the Whooping Crane Project

LDWF is working cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the International Crane Foundation and the Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit to restore the whooping crane in Louisiana. Project funding is derived from LDWF species restoration dedicated funds, federal grants and private/corporate donations. LDWF’s budget for the initial year of the project was $400,000. The project costs escalate in year two and beyond as the project expands. LDWF estimates that it will be necessary to raise $3 to 4 million private dollars to help fund a portion of this 15-year project. You can help support whooping crane restoration by: