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Endangered Whopping Crane
"Endangered Whooping Crane"
By Wendy Palmer

Wendy Palmer is honored to be the chosen Alberta Wildlife Artist to take part in a unique fundraiser through the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation in Campbellford, Ontario. The fund raising event called "The Other Canvas" (www.theothercanvas.ca/event.html ) involves some of Canada's most well known artists and celebrities such as Wildlife Artist, Environmentalist, and Naturalist Robert Bateman; Canadian actor Tom McCamus; Painter Michael Dumas; Painter Brent Townsend; Fashion Designer Simon Chang; Painter Alan Bateman; Tenor Michael Burgess; just to name a few. The Canvas Chair is a Northumberland Easel Chair in which each artist paints on the canvas seat or hammock portion of the chair. The fundraiser takes place September 19, 2009 at the Westben Arts Barn (www.westben.ca ) in Trent Hills. Wendy Palmer has donated this painting and 100% of the profits to this fundraiser.

Wendy decided that since the fund raising event was being held in Eastern Canada, she wanted to paint an exclusive part of Alberta, as she was born and raised there. Many people may not be aware that outside of the energy, ranching and farming sectors, Alberta also has many environmental and conservation ventures. As Wendy is a Signature Member of the Artists For Conservation Society (a Foundation that represents the world's leading collective of artists focused on nature and wildlife), she decided to paint the Endangered Whooping Crane, whose natural summer breeding ground lies in northern Alberta, plus currently a very significant conservation effort is being conducted through the Calgary Zoo to ensure the long term survival of this species.

Whooping Cranes are one of three Canadian bird species listed as globally endangered by the World Conservation Union. Thanks to a long-term co-operative international conservation effort, these amazing birds have been brought back from the brink of extinction in the 1940's. However, while whooping crane numbers are increasing they still remain one of the most threatened crane species in the world. The long term survival of this species depends on the development of new wild flocks through conservation breeding programs and reintroduction efforts. The Calgary Zoo's Centre for Conservation Research works closely with husbandry and veterinary experts at the zoo's Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre to find ways to increase the breeding success of whooping cranes. Through collaboration with other partners in the recovery effort, as many cranes as possible are released into the wild each year. The partnership between the Calgary Zoo and two other facilities in the United States plays a major role in increasing the world's population of whooping cranes.

Wendy hopes that her painting "Endangered Whooping Crane", encourages both funds for the Campbellford Memorial Hospital fundraiser, plus creates awareness for the conservation efforts of this magnificent species.


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