Praise Reintroduction of Cranes to Wetlands and Moors

Eurasian Crane

Target: Head Teacher of Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Amy King

Goal: Praise the reintroduction of cranes to Somerset

In the 16th century, Eurasian cranes in the wetlands and moors of the United Kingdom were forever extinct thanks to over hunting. A program called the Great Crane Project has been tirelessly working over the past five years to bring these animals back to the region. The project is doing wonderfully, and is a silver lining in the world of animal conservation. Those responsible for this fantastic comeback should be praised and thanked for their work and efforts.

The final set of cranes that’s apart of this project has been released at a secret location in Somerset, where researchers are hoping they will mingle and breed with other cranes already living there. The project has raised more than one hundred cranes in the past five years, who were taught how to forage for food by humans dressed in grey hoods. The final set released consisted of sixteen cranes, and the researchers are hoping that the cranes will spread to the rest of Western Britain in the next coming years.

Amy King, who is the head teacher of the Crane School at Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, is truly ecstatic about the prospects of these cranes, who has been with the program since the very beginning. She is witnessing chicks that she raised having chicks of their own, and it gives her great joy to see them thriving.

Eurasian cranes used to be a common sight in the United Kingdom, but they became extinct thanks to human activity. However, a small natural flock has made Eastern Britain their home, and a larger flock is taking root in Western Britain thanks to the Great Crane Project. The workers and volunteers for the project should be praised for this daunting, but rewarding task of reintroducing the Eurasian crane to the United Kingdom.


Dear Amy King,

As you may know, the Eurasian crane became extinct in the United Kingdom during the 16th century thanks to over hunting. It is ironic that it is humans who are bringing these animals back to the region through the Great Crane Project. I am deeply grateful that there are humans out there who are willing to bring back these animals, and both you and your volunteers should be thanked for their efforts.

I know that this program has required massive amounts of work from both you and your workers, and I cannot praise you enough for your dedication. Please ensure that this species does not vanish from the United Kingdom once more, but continue to make the cranes thrive and grow.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Bob Hall via Flickr

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  1. Drs. Paul Davidson and Mary Hebblewhite says:

    The cranes are beautiful.

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