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Become a godparent
Become a godparent of a crane

With your adoption of a godparenthood you will support specific conservation and research projects of Crane Conservation Germany.

For your support you have the following options:

  • live-project godparenthood: tagging a crane with a gps-gsm transmitter (450 €)
  • telemetry godparenthood: tagging a crane with a radio transmitter (400 €)
  • ring godparenthood: colormarking of a crane (150 €)
  • nest site godparenthood: purchase and use of a camera trap at a nestsite (400 €)

flyer "How to support Crane Conservation work" (327 KiB)

© Dr. Günter Nowald
GPS transmitter

With the help of the “live-project godparenthood” we are able since 2013 to follow individual cranes every 10 minutes. With gps tags we can recognize possible threats in more detail and get detailed information about the daily routines of the birds of luck. You can experience how your sponsored crane grow up, how he acts in his breeding territory and you can follow the whole journey from breeding to wintering areas.

Due to the high transmitter costs (2,200 €) you can sponsor up to five shares of one godparenthood. One share costs 450 €. As a sponsor you can follow your crane at a special website nearly live or we give you regular written updates about your crane. Additionally you will get a godparenthood certificate, a donation receipt and a pin of Crane Conservation Germany.

Zug der ersten drei GPS-Kraniche von Kranichschutz Deutschland
Telemetry godparenthood

To learn more about the habitat requirements as well as the habitat and site use of crane, we started a project of radio tagging individual cranes in 1995. Since 1999 we offer also a godparenthood for radiotagged cranes.

With your godparenthood you sponsor the purchase of the transmitter, are allowed to give a name to the tagged crane and will get regularly written information about sightings of your crane or you can follow your bird at a special website. Additionally you will get a godparenthood certificate, a donation receipt and a pin of Crane Conservation Germany.

© Anne Kettner
Ring godparenthood

Since the late 1980ies cranes are colormarked in Germany within the framework of a European-wide project. This is a very successful method to follow individual cranes throughout their lifespan. You are welcome to become a godfather or godmother of a colormarked crane, with which you support our research work.

As a godfather or godmother you are allowed to give a name to the colormarked crane and you can follow your bird at a special website. Additionally you will get a godparenthood certificate, a donation receipt and a pin of Crane Conservation Germany.

© Dr. Günter Nowald
Nest site godparenthood

For a positive development of a crane population, successful reproduction is an important key factor. For a good reproduction, crane pairs need a secure nesting site. Nevertheless we regularly detect losses of clutches during our nest site monitoring, without knowing the reasons for such losses. With sponsoring a camera trap you help us to learn more about possible egg and chick predation.

With your donation we purchase a camera trap and attach them at a crane’s nest site. For your donation of 400 € we will send you a selection of the best pictures from that camera trap.

Foto einer Wildkamera am Kranich-Brutplatz
© Crane Conservation Germany 2017

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