- Produce and implement a Gruiformes TAG Regional Collection Plan that optimizes the use of AZA spaces for conservation programs and to ensure sustainable TAG populations.
- Improve zoological husbandry management and exhibition techniques.
- Minimize the need for importation of wild specimens for zoological programs.
- Promote habitat conservation to secure wild population stability and where needed growth
- Recruit new institutions for both holding and breeding, so that our managed programs may continue to grow and thrive.
- Work toward expanding the number of crane species managed under GCS (Global Conservation Strategy) formally GASP (Global Animal Survival Plan). On a regional level, it addresses our limited crane spaces and maximizes the number of crane species managed in AZA institutions.
- Begin process to compile Animal Care Manuals for targeted Gruiformes species.
- Recruit species champions or program managers as needed.
- Evaluate Hooded crane captive population to determine how best to manage the species in North America
The Gruiformes TAG is involved in in situ conservation projects throughout the world.
- Whooping Crane SAFE species
The Gruiformes TAG is dedicated to educating both the public and the zoo community in the conservation and care of Gruiformes.