100 FLYING BIRDS: Photographing the Mechanics of Flight

ADVANCED READING FOR CHAPTER 9: CRANES

NATIONAL TREASURES IN JAPAN

A list of 131 works of art designated as National Treasures in Japan, many of which contain depictions of cranes, are enumerated here:

Wikipedia contributors, “List of National Treasures of Japan (crafts: others)" Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_National_Treasures_of_Japan_(crafts:_others)&oldid=905346688(accessed September 18, 2019).

 

DISAGREEMENT OVER THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OPERATION MIGRATION

Beginning in 1999, Operation Migration was a partner in the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, a group of non-profit organizations, individuals and government agencies working to enhance the Whooping Crane population by re-establishing an eastern migratory flock.

“Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership.” 2016 Accessed September 8, 2019.

https://www.bringbackthecranes.org.

In the summer of 2018, Operation Migration left the partnership. Their differences with the group are elucidated here:

Operation Migration. 2019. “In the Field with Operation Migration, Final Thoughts.” Operation Migration. Last modified December 31, 2018.

http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2018/12/31/final-final-thoughts/.

 

CONFLICT BETWEEN FARMERS AND CRANES

The International Crane Foundation has produced a guide to encourage farmers and other stakeholders to share their land with cranes:

Austin, Jane E., Kerryn L. Morrison, and James T. Harris. 2018. Cranes and Agriculture: A Global Guide for Sharing the Landscape. Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA: International Crane Foundation. http://www.savingcranes.org/digital-books.html.

A discussion of the use of Japanese Farmland for bird conservation can be found here:

Biological Conservation

Amano, Tatsuya. 2009. “Conserving Bird Species in Japanese Farmland: Past Achievements and Future Challenges.” Biological Conservation 142 (9): 1913–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2008.12.025  (accessed September 18, 2019).

 

THE AKAN CRANE CENTER

In addition to seeing cranes at the Tancho Observation Center, there is also an excellent adjacent museum called the Akan International Crane Center:

Akan International Crane Center [Grus]. n.d. “English Page.” Accessed September 23, 2019. https://aiccgrus.wixsite.com/aiccgrus/english-page.

 

THE TSURUI ITO TANCHO CRANE SANCTUARY

A description of the mission of the Sanctuary can be found here:

Wild Bird Society of Japan. 2019. “What is Wild Bird Society of Japan. Tsurui Ito Tancho Crane Sanctuary.”

https://www.wbsj.org/en/tsurui/.

The facility is a project of the Wild Bird Society of Japan.