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The Cranes

Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Acronyms Used in Text


ADENEX Asociación para la Defensa de la Naturaleza y los Recursos de Extremadura (Spain)
AWB     Asian Wetland Bureau
AWC     Asian Waterfowl Census
AWP     Aransas-Wood Buffalo population (Whooping Crane)
CAMP Crane Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (IUCN/SSC/CBSG)
CBSG     Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (IUCN)
CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species ("Bonn Convention")
CWS Canadian Wildlife Service
DMZ demilitarized zone (Korean peninsula)
ECWG European Crane Working Group
EWT     Endangered Wildlife Trust (South Africa)
GASP     Global Animal Survival Plan (IUCN/SSC/CBSG)
GCAR     Global Captive Action Recommendations (IUCN/SSC/CBSG)
GIS geographic information systems
ICF International Crane Foundation
IUCN     International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
- also known as the World Conservation Union
IWRB     International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau
MOU     memo of understanding
NAS National Audubon Society (USA)
NGO non-governmental organizations
NWR     National Wildlife Refuge (USA)
PTT     platform transmitter terminal
PHVA population viability analysis
SACF     Southern African Crane Foundation
SEU Socio-Ecological Union (Russia)
SSC Species Survival Commission (IUCN)
SSP species survival plan
TNC The Nature Conservancy
UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme
USFWS United States Fish and Wildlife Service
WGAC Working Group on African Cranes
WBSJ     Wild Bird Society of Japan
WCCA Whooping Crane Conservation Association
WCK     Wildlife Clubs of Kenya
WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

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