Posted: March 21, 2019

George Archibald, co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, will describe his research and relate stories about his work to save the world's cranes from extinction.

Plan to attend this free seminar from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Room 101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building (ASI) on the University Park campus.

Cranes are ancient birds, the tallest of birds that fly. Fifteen species of cranes remain to charm and amaze us, though 11 of them tenuously. Learn how each species is uniquely adapted to its specific environment, from the midnight sun of the Arctic Tundra to the steamy Wet of the Australian outback. How will changes such as the melting of the permafrost or the encroachment of dams, mining, or agriculture affect the lives and reproductive success of these ancient birds?

This presentation is sponsored by The Arboretum at Penn State's Avian Education Program and the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.

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