Resources 1

From the many crane resources worldwide we've tried to select a few of particular interest to Ozcranes readers. Here in Part 1, we include world cranes, Brolga, Sarus Crane and organisations.

Please contact the Web Manager to suggest crane-related sites to add, or broken links. Materials located on our own site (Ozcranes) are listed in the Site Map. On this page –

World cranes – multi-purpose sites

International Crane Foundation

The International Crane Foundation (ICF) leads and collaborates in many crane research and conservation projects worldwide. The site has extensive information about cranes, conservation projects and research, a significant digital library, photo gallery and kids pages. For more on ICF crane work around the world, and links to other major crane organisations, visit Our Work or ICF's Site Map.


The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has a searchable library, with resources on cranes and wetlands. A free online book The Cranes, pdf 8MB (Meine and Archibald 1996), covers status and conservation for all 15 world crane species. A full update by the IUCN Crane Specialist Group, including Australian members, will be published in 2017.

The IUCN Red List is also a significant resource, search for full conservation status details on any cranes species.


Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (US) provides free download for the book Cranes: Their Biology, Husbandry, and Conservation, ed. Ellis, Gee and Mirande, 1996. The full pdf is 8.5MB, or chapters can be downloaded separately.


Logo Kwa-Zulu Natal Wattled Crane Group

← Logo of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Wattled Crane Group


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Brolgas & Sarus – Popular Books

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Brolgas & Sarus Online


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Outside Australia

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