PUTTING CRANES ON RURAL COMMUNITIES CONSERVATION AGENDAS IN RWANA

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 direct persecution escalated across the country. Through an ongoing project funded by the MacArthur Foundation, the Grey Crowned Crane is gradually being put on the local communities’ environmental conservation agenda....READ MORE

EXTRAORDINARY FLAMINGO MOVEMENTS AMAZE SCIENTISTS

On the 10th of June 2016 the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) recorded some extraordinary movements by a Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) recently fitted with a GPS/GSM satellite transmitter. This individual covered a staggering distance of 1,069 km in one single flight over 16 hours, crossing the Indian Ocean from Mozambique to Madagascar.....READ MORE