The Crane Specialist Group is dedicated to promoting the study and conservation of the world's fifteen crane species and the ecosystems on which they depend.
The International Crane Foundation (ICF) supports activities of the Crane Specialist Group. The Crane Specialist Group has 247 members from 56 countries. We also coordinate our activities with regional crane working groups each with a specific geographic focus, including the European Crane Working Group, the Crane Working Group of Eurasia, the Crane and Waterbird Working Group of the China Ornithological Society, the North East Asia Crane Site Network Working Group, the North American Crane Working Group, the African Cranes, Wetlands, and Communities Programme, the South African Crane Working Group, and others. Membership in the Crane Specialist Group is open to researchers and conservationists who have demonstrated an active commitment to working on cranes and ecoystems where they live.