Seven Rivers: Vision, Science & Action

seven_rivers_logo150ICF's mission to conserve cranes and the wetland and grassland ecosystems on which they depend is tied to seven major rivers on three continents, their watersheds and the people found within. Our success in safeguarding these areas depends on achieving sustainable water management, restoring and maintaining ecosystem services, such as clean drinking water and flood control, and improving the lives of people in these river basins. With the help of supporters like you, we are making real differences worldwide. We invite you to join us in this effort and in celebrating the cranes, people and broader biodiversity of these Seven Rivers.

amur-heilong_thumbnailAmur-Heilong River
ICF is working with local communities and government authorities in the Amur-Heilong River basin, home to six species of cranes, to ensure water supplies for both wetlands and people.

guadalupe_thumbGuadalupe River
The survival of the last natural population of endangered Whooping Cranes depends on freshwater from the Guadalupe River to coastal Texas. ICF seeks to engage coastal communities and businesses, whose futures also depend on the Guadalupe River, in this vital conservation effort.

Han River
Dividing the embattled Korean peninsula, the biologically rich Han River estuary could serve as a global Peace Park for conservation and reconciliation - a vision shared by ICF and Korean colleagues.

mekong_thumbnailMekong River
ICF is leading the development of research networks and community projects focusing on the health of the Mekong River and wetlands needed by Sarus Cranes, people, and other wildlife.

ICF is studying how the largest known population of Indian Sarus Cranes lives in the most populous state of India amid farmers and croplands on the floodplain of the Holy Ganges River.

yangzte_thumbnailYangtze River
The critically endangered Siberian Crane depends on the ancient cycles of the Yangtze River, where ICF research is helping to inform water development plans and find alternative scenarios when needed.

 ZambeziZambezi River
Can dams and cranes co-exist? This is a central question to ICF’s work along the Zambezi River, where both human communities and cranes depend on the mighty river’s annual flood cycles.