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Aransas
National Wildlife Refuge


1 Wildlife Circle
Austwell, TX   77950
E-mail: felipe_prieto@fws.gov
Phone Number: 361-286-3559
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/aransas/
Aransas NWR is the wintering location for the last migrating population of whooping cranes.
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  History
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Historically, Aransas is best known for its prominent place in the American conservation movement. In 1941, when only 16 whooping cranes survived in the wild, the whooping crane became an emblem of alarm and concern for all endangered and threatened species. Aransas became a pioneering focal point of the national and worldwide effort to rescue the species from extinction.

 
 
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