Crane populations bounce back after concerted conservation effort in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Crane populations bounce back after concerted conservation effort in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Three crane species converge within the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, and crane populations declined severely in this region in the 1980s. And as a result, there have since been considerable conservation efforts focused there, with notably positive results.

May 2, 2022
Crane Custodians step up their drive to address crane poisoning in Uganda

Crane Custodians step up their drive to address crane poisoning in Uganda

In 2012, the International Crane Foundation/Endangered Wildlife Trust Partnership (ICF/EWT) recruited and trained five community volunteers to safeguard breeding cranes in southwestern Uganda. This was in response to the escalating threats from crane poachers and wetland encroachment.

May 31, 2021
What does Permaculture have to do with cranes?

What does Permaculture have to do with cranes?

In KwaMkhize, a community adjacent to the Giants Castle area of the Maloti-Drakensberg Nature Reserve, a group of youth who had felt the harsh effects of hunger requested help from the EWT to change the future by creating not only a food security garden but a sustainable garden.

May 31, 2021
Science Snippets: Powerline markers prevent collisions in Blue Cranes but not Ludwig’s Bustards

Science Snippets: Powerline markers prevent collisions in Blue Cranes but not Ludwig’s Bustards

A recent paper published by Jessica Shaw from the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town, using EWT/ESKOM data, and coauthored by three EWT staff members, describes the results of a large scale eight-year experiment that tested the efficacy of power line markers in reducing bird collisions with the lines.

Apr 30, 2021
If you like it, then you better put a ring on it

If you like it, then you better put a ring on it

Wetlands in Uganda’s Kigezi region are under increasing pressure from the growing human population in need of fertile farmland. Poor agricultural practices in upland areas have led to soil exhaustion and degradation, thus resulting in reduced yields and harvests.

Feb 25, 2021
Conserving cranes and communities

Conserving cranes and communities

Why should we, as conservationists, be concerned about gender issues? If our mandate is species and habitat conservation, why and how do we incorporate gender without overstepping our mark?

Dec 8, 2020
Colour coding for conservation

Colour coding for conservation

Our National Bird, the Blue Crane, is an interesting species in the context of modern conservation.

Aug 4, 2020
Collaborative conservation

Collaborative conservation

The African Crane Conservation Programme (ACCP) under the ICF/ EWT partnership, recently formalised their conservation partnership with local communities by signing conservation agreements.

Apr 29, 2020
Caring for cranes

Caring for cranes

. In South Africa, Grey Crowned Cranes are most densely populated in the Drakensberg, which often means that they congregate in large flocks. Due to this, people often don’t realise that the species is globally Endangered.

Apr 23, 2020
The Uganda Crane Festival 2020 draws Grey Crowned Cranes to the celebrations

The Uganda Crane Festival 2020 draws Grey Crowned Cranes to the celebrations

The unusual happened as the International Crane Foundation/Endangered Wildlife Trust/NatureUganda Partnership celebrated cranes on 2 March 2020 in Kabale, Uganda.

Mar 27, 2020