Protect the Whooping Crane From Going Extinct

Target: David Yoskowitz, Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Goal: Save the whooping crane from going extinct due to human encroachment and climate change.

The majestic whooping crane, an iconic symbol of American wildlife conservation, faces a perilous future in Texas. Once on the brink of extinction, their remarkable recovery is under threat. Texas is vital to the survival of these magnificent birds, as it hosts the largest wild flock in the world, and yet, their habitat is under siege.

Whooping cranes primarily inhabit the Texas Gulf Coast during the winter months, relying on the wetlands, estuaries, and marshes for sustenance. However, industrial development, habitat loss, and climate change have placed these fragile ecosystems in jeopardy. Pollution, habitat encroachment, and a shortage of fresh water further imperil their survival.

Without immediate action, there is a risk of losing this precious species once again. The whooping crane represents not just a bird, but a symbol of the commitment to protect the natural world.

Sign the petition below to demand that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department take swift and resolute action to protect the whooping crane population.


Dear Executive Director Yoskowitz,

The whooping crane, a magnificent bird on the brink of extinction not so long ago, symbolizes the capacity for conservation and renewal. Yet, today, these majestic birds face a dire threat to their existence right here in Texas, their winter sanctuary.

Our wetlands, estuaries, and marshes, critical habitats for the whooping crane, are in peril due to industrial development, habitat loss, and climate change. Pollution, encroachment, and dwindling freshwater supplies further exacerbate the crisis.

We implore you to take immediate and decisive action to protect the Texas whooping crane population. We call upon you to enforce stricter regulations to safeguard and restore the crucial habitats that support these birds during the winter months and implement measures to combat pollution in these vital ecosystems, ensuring they remain healthy and sustainable.

Let’s allocate resources for research on the whooping crane to better understand their needs and behaviors. Also, let’s increase awareness and education about these birds to engage and inspire future generations of conservationists.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

One Comment

  1. This is just one more example of humans stealing land and other things necessary for these cranes to continue living. These magnificent birds deserve to have protections to enable them to continue to exist. Politics needs to get out of the way and support Nature… it’s not in the politicians best interest to support Nature until of course they have nothing to eat and then blame others.

    There are no others, there is only all of us!!!

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