Asia 2002
Siberian migration 2002

This project was undertaken in collaboration with the Russian Research Institute for Nature and Protection in Moscow and with Prof. A. Sorokin. It was a huge experiment for the international scientific community. The aim was to reintroduce the Siberian crane, a species of bird facing extinction, back to its natural habitat.

Angelo led a flock of Siberian cranes, a species born in captivity and facing extinction, for 5,300 kilometres with the support of Russian and American biologists. He flew in his glider from the ice-cap in the Arctic Circle to the Caspian Sea on the Iranian plateau after crossing Siberia . This exhausting adventure lasted for six months and finished in winter 2002.

Siberian Migration became the longest glider flight in history, but above all it was a flight for the rebirth of a nearly extinct species.