Britain’s Cranes Have Most Successful Year Since 1600s

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  • The population of the common crane was in decline for over 400 years due to wetland drainage and hunting. Now the UK has recorded 72 pairs of cranes.
  • There are now approximately over 200 common cranes.
  • Part of the increase in numbers is due to a project that has been hand-rearing and releasing young birds on the Somerset Levels and Moors since 2010.

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