Whooping Cranes

Whooping Crane PSA


French Version 

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 - 800-442-2511.

Whooping Crane Project Funding

The LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is working cooperatively with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US Geological Survey, the International Crane Foundation and the LA Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit to restore the whooping crane within 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 is $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.

Private/corporate donations to LDWF’s Whooping Crane Project can be made to the LA Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. Click here for information on the Foundation and the donor form to be used when making your donation. Gifts should be designated “in support of The Whooping Crane Project.”  

Whooping Crane Project Support Opportunities

Whooping Crane License Plate Click here

Purchase a print of the R.C. Davis painting "Taking Flight" - Click here

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