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Island population

In Japan, the red-crowned crane was thought to have become extinct at the beginning of the 20th century. However, a small number of surviving individuals was rediscovered in the 1920s.

History of the conservation program
Up until about mid-18th Century, the red-crowned crane is likely to have bred in wetlands throughout Hokkaido. More

Population dynamics
The population size has been increasing, and the distribution range has been expanding.


Emerging problems
Ironically, because the population size has increased, unforeseen problems have emerged. More

Action plans
What will be the future of red-crowned cranes in Hokkaido? Perhaps the ideal future for the cranes would be to spend the entire life... More


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