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Topics: Habitat Loss / Altered Seasonal Timing / Migration / Hope
                                                          Chris Bacon Demooiselle Crane

Demoiselle crane are among eight of the 15 crane species not yet threatened or endangered. They are, however, at risk during migration, as they fly over the Himalayas at an altitude of up to 26,000' to winter in India, as well as through loss of their wetland habitat from changes in agricultural practices, dam-building, water diversions, and human disturbance, all potentially exacerbated by climate change.

This painting is about providing hope, for example through captive breeding programs for species at heightened risk.

Chris Bacon   Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Title:   Demoiselle Crane II

Species:   Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo)
Date:   2003
Medium:   Watercolor on Rag Board
Dimensions:   45.72 cm x 21.59 cm (18" x 8.50")
unframed giclee prints are available through the Artist's Website:    Chris Bacon

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