A typical breeding territory

GPS data (1st and 2nd May) of the crane “Papillon” that was tagged with a transmitter, shows that the habitat use of a breeding crane typically looks as follows: The nest is located in a wetland area whereas foraging takes place in the surrounded meadows from the nesting site.

A crane territory consists of a wetland area (nesting site) and the surrounded foraging grounds. A typical crane territory in Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania has a size of about 80 ha and is protected vigorously against other cranes.

Crane Conservation Germany is currently supervising a master thesis, which analyses the habitat use of three cranes with a GPS-transmitter. The findings of this thesis will be presented online – here on our website – as well as in our newsletter that all members, godparents and sponsors of Crane Conservation Germany receive. If you are interested in becoming a supporting member, you get information here.

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