Information about the Hooded Crane:
The Hooded Crane is one of the smaller of the world's cranes. It stands about 3.3 feet tall (1 meter) a weights about 8.2 pounds (3.7 kg) It has a wingspan of over 6.2 feet (1.87 m). The Hooded Crane breeds in south-central and south-eastern Siberia. Breeding is also suspected to occur in Mongolia. Over 80% of its population winters at Izumi, southern Japan. There are also wintering grounds in South Korea and China. There are about 100 hooded cranes wintering in Chongming Dongtan, Shanghai every year. Dongtan Nature reserve is the largest natural wintering site in the world. The estimated population of the species is 9,500 individuals. The major threats to its survival are wetland loss and degradation in its wintering grounds in China and South Korea as a result of reclamation for development and dam building. Conservation activities have been taken since 2008. Local universities, NGOs and communities are working together for a better and safer wintering location. The Hooded Crane is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. A society, Grus monacha International Aid has been formed to find ways to protect the species.
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