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The Partners

There are three conservation and one funding partner that form The Great Crane Project - whose details are below. In addition, the project has had a great deal of assistance and support from other individuals and organisations – to whom the project owes a debt of gratitude. To find out who these crane stars are, please visit the Significant Others page.

WWT: Saving wetlands for wildlife and people

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust logoThe Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is one of the world’s largest and most respected wetland conservation organisations working globally to safeguard and improve wetlands for wildlife and people.

Founded in the UK in 1946 by the late Sir Peter Scott, today we complement science-based research and conservation worldwide with a network of UK visitor centres. The centres give a million people a year the opportunity to explore 2,000 hectares of internationally important wetland habitat, and meet the wildlife the sites support. The work is supported by a growing membership base of over 200,000.
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RSPB logoThe RSPB is the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members. 

Its work is driven by a passionate belief that we all have a responsibility to protect birds and the environment. 

Bird populations reflect the health of the planet on which our future depends.
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The Pensthorpe Conservation Trust

Penthorpe Conservation TrustThe Pensthorpe Conservation Trust was formed in January 2003 to establish a centre of excellence in ecological restoration. Its focus is the captive breeding of threatened species, particularly those associated with wetlands, such as cranes and wildfowl; ecologically sustainable farming; plus habitat restoration and management.

The Great Crane Project was first conceived by the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust in 2004 and now comprises of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), the RSPB and Viridor Credits Environment Company and the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust.
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Viridor Credits

Viridor Credits LogoViridor Credits is an Environmental Body, a charity organisation set up to distribute the Landfill Communities Fund on behalf of its donor landfill operator.
Visit the Viridor Credits website »

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