Half of future whooper habitat could be lost

Victoria Advocate: About half of the potential whooping crane habitat along the South Texas coastline is projected to be lost to sea level rise. As the only wild flock of whooping cranes continues to grow, the endangered birds will need more space. For whooping cranes to be listed as threatened instead of endangered, the population must grow to 1,000 birds, a feat that will require 125,000 acres of wintering habitat, according to a recently published study. Researchers identified where the 5-foot-tall birds might......

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