June 12, 2020 in
Join us for our webinar with East Africa Regional Manager Adalbert Aine-omucunguzi on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. Central Time. Click here to register.
One of Africa’s most beloved birds is in serious trouble. The Grey Crowned Crane—once common across the wetlands and grasslands of eastern Africa—has declined by more than 80% over the last 25 years and is now an endangered species. A rapidly growing human population, lack of sustainable livelihoods for the humans who share their landscapes with cranes and a decline in agricultural productivity are increasing demands for land and water. These pressures are driving agricultural encroachment into wetlands, which reduces access to clean water and threatens cranes and other biodiversity. This anthropogenic pressure also undermines environmental health, human health and wellbeing, and exposes peat to aerial oxidation, emitting greenhouse gases.
This webinar will discuss how we are engaging communities in Uganda to take action to save wetlands in a manner that respects and addresses the challenges they face in meeting their daily needs while benefiting cranes and other wildlife.