A program to reintroduce the White Stork to the Alsace-Lorraine region of France has been deemed a success. The program was highlighted in a recent Washington Post article.
Here is a picture of stork nests in Munster, in the heart of the region, we took on a recent trip there.
The stork has long been a symbol of the region but the population dwindled down to fewer than nine pairs 25 years ago. It was great to see the bird thriving in Munster. The bird has even inspired a Stork Theme Park nearby. The English page seems to be broken, but check out the pictures on the French page. Yes, that is a stork nest roller coaster pictured in the upper right.