July 2018 – vol. 111, issue 7 The latest population model predicts that there could be as many as 275 breeding pairs of Common Cranes in the UK within 50 years, according to scientists at the University of Exeter, WWT and RSPB published in Animal Conservation. Common Crane, Roger Riddington Cranes recolonised eastern England in 1979 after being extinct in the UK for 400 years. Since then conservationists have done what ... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.