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Community action to restore wetlands in Kabale District, Uganda

In the south western region of Uganda, wetlands have been extensively degraded and fragmented due to agricultural encroachment, much to the detriment of Grey Crowned Crane habitats. In such situations, when wetlands have shrunk  and become too fragmented to provide … Continue reading

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Putting cranes on rural communities’ conservation agendas in Rwanda

In Rwanda, as in most African countries where the species is found, conservation of Grey Crowned Cranes has not been high on the environmental agenda of rural communities. Over the years, the species’ habitats have been degraded and cases of … Continue reading

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Citizen science monitoring introduced in Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga Province

The African Crane Conservation Programme (ACCP) has been engaging local stakeholders (learners, township residents, rural communities and farmworkers) over the past five years as part of its environmental education and awareness activities in Chrissiesmeer. This community outreach is aimed at … Continue reading

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Reconnaissance visits lead to a better understanding of crane sites in Rwanda

The second phase of our crane and wetland conservation project in Rwanda started during the last week of October. During the first phase (2012 – 2014), our focus was solely on Rugezi Marsh, a key site for Grey Crowned Cranes … Continue reading

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Grey Crowned Cranes nest in diverse wetlands in western Kenya

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Bird guide training successfully completed at Rugezi Marsh, Rwanda

Our first bird guide training targeted at youths from the Rugezi Marsh area in northern Rwanda was a resounding success. Five boys and four girls from nine administrative sectors that define the Rugezi Marsh social catchment attended an integrated bird … Continue reading

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Bird guide training successfully completed at Rugezi Marsh, Rwanda

The first bird guide training targeted at youths from the Rugezi Marsh area in northern Rwanda was a resounding success. Five boys and four girls from nine administrative sectors that define the Rugezi Marsh social catchment attended an integrated bird … Continue reading

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Laying the groundwork for conservation finance at Rugezi Marsh, Rwanda

Globally, there is a push to develop sustainable funding mechanisms for conservation projects in areas of critical biodiversity importance. One of the alternative funding mechanisms being explored by various organisations is conservation finance. Conservation finance entails creating economic values and … Continue reading

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Glimmer of hope for key crane sites in western Kenya

The western region of Kenya is known to be a stronghold for the Grey Crowned Crane. Large wetland systems, a common feature of the human-dominated landscape, support dozens of Grey Crowned Crane breeding pairs. The wetlands also provide water and … Continue reading

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