|Program partners and supporters
Program partners in West Africa include the Centre de Recherche Ornithologique et de l’Environnement (CEROE) in Benin, La Fondation des Amis de la Nature (NATURAMA) in Burkina Faso, Ecole de Faune de Garoua in Cameroon, Ministère de l’Environment et de l’Eau in Chad, Department of Parks and Wildlife Management (DPWM) in The Gambia, Ghana Wildlife Society, Direction National des Eaux et Forêts in Guinea, Bureau du Planification Cotiére in Guinea Bissau, Parc National du Diawling in Mauritania, Direction de la Faune, de la Pêche et de la Pisciculture in Niger, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), the Direction des Parcs Nationaux in Senegal and Foundation Working Group International and Wetland Research (WIWO) in the Netherlands. Program partners in East Africa include the University of Asmara in Eritrea, the Forest and Wildlife Division under the Ministry of Agriculture in Eritrea; the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, the National Museum of Kenya, the Wildlife Conservation Administration in Sudan; and the East Africa Natural History Society in Uganda. The program has been integrated with the Wetlands International sub-regional project, Building the capacity in West Africa of a regional network for wetland and waterbird management.
Funding and in-kind support for the program has been generously provided by the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund, the North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo), the Programme of International Nature Management of The Netherlands, Sam Evans, Wetlands International, the International Crane Foundation and the APWS. We seek additional support to expand our programs in Mali and Cameroon and develop a new conservation and research program in Guinea-Bissau to assess cranes in the rice-culture zone from Senegal to Sierra Leone.