News Releases

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 2:00pm
April 14, 2016 – For the second time this week, a Whooping Crane chick hatched in Jefferson Davis Parish to the same nesting pair that brought forth the first chick hatched in Louisiana in the wild in more than 75 years.   The second chick hatched Wednesday (April 13), two days after the...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:37pm
April 12, 2016 – A major milestone was reached this week in the reintroduction of the whooping crane in Louisiana when the first hatching of a chick in the state in more than 75 years occurred in Jefferson Davis Parish.   The hatching, the first seen in Louisiana’s wild since 1939...
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 5:17pm
Jan. 14, 2016 – Two whooping cranes that were part of an experimental population in Louisiana were found dead in southeast Texas in Jefferson County on Monday (Jan. 11). These birds, a male and female, were almost two years old and were part of a group being introduced in an effort to...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 11:05am
Jan. 5, 2016 -- Eleven juvenile whooping cranes were released into the wild last Tuesday (Dec. 29) at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) near Gueydan. The juvenile cranes join 35 adults that are part of an experimental population being monitored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and...
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 11:41am
Dec. 4, 2015 – Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) biologists received a sixth cohort of juvenile whooping cranes at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) near Gueydan on Thursday, Dec. 3. The 11 young cranes add to the state’s resident population established...
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:43pm
News Release   For Immediate Release October 29, 2015   Contact: Bo Boehringer LDWF (225)765-5115 bboehringer@wlf.la.gov   LDWF...
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 2:59pm
March 30, 2015 -- Robert Love, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries division administrator, was honored Saturday by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation with the 2014 Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year.   Love, who manages the Coastal and Nongame Resources Division...
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 2:47pm
March 30, 2015 -- The Louisiana Wildlife Federation presented Chevron with the  Business Conservationist of the Year Award at Saturday’s banquet honoring recipients of the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards for 2014.   Chevron was recognized for support provided to...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:32pm
  Feb. 10, 2015 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) new whooping crane public awareness television message will feature Louisiana singer-songwriter and environmentalist Zachary Richard.   In the 30-second television message, scheduled for distribution...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 2:45pm
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are looking for leads regarding an endangered whooping crane that was found shot in Vermilion Parish. The crane was found just south of Zaunbrecher Road and north of Gueydan on Nov. 2 with an apparent bullet wound to...