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Sub-saharan Africa Program Publications

The following is a listing of key publications related to our work in Sub-saharan Africa. Visit the International Crane Foundation library for additional resources or for assistance with crane research.

Black Crowned Crane Publications

Action Plan

Black Crowned Crane Action Plan

Project Reports

Progress reports for the Black Crowned Crane Program
Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina survey program in the Sudan
Status of the Black Crowned Crane and exploitation in Mali
Investigation sur la reproduction et la migration de la Grue Couronnée Balearica pavonina dans le delta inférieur du fleuve Sénégal
Survey of Black Crowned Crane trade in northern Nigeria

Popular Articles

Saving the Jewel of the Sahel


Grey Crowned Crane Publications

Communities take action to save cranes and wetlands in the Lake Victoria basin

Kipsaina Crane and Wetlands Conservation Group

Community youth groups can help save wetlands: the case of the Kipsaina Wetlands Conservation Youth Group
Progress report of the Kipsaina Crane and Wetland Conservation Group

Wildlife Clubs of Uganda

Progress report of the Wildlife Clubs of Uganda in Bushyeni, Kabale, and Mbarara


Lower Zambezi Valley and Delta Publications

Wattled Cranes, waterbirds, and wetland conservation in the Zambezi Delta, Mozambique. Working Paper 1
Patterns of hydrological change in the Zambezi Delta, Mozambique. Working Paper 2
Patterns of vegetation change in the Zambezi Delta, Mozambique. Working Paper 3

Working Papers

Prescribed flooding and restoration potential in the Zambezi Delta, Mozambique Working Paper 4 
The impact of hydrological changes on subsistence production systems and socio-cultural values in the lower Zambezi Valley. Working Paper 6

Journals, Books and Proceedings

Cahora Bassa retrospective, 1974-1997: effects of flow regulation on the lower Zambezi River
Can this river be saved?: rethinking Cahora Bassa could make a difference for dam-battered Zambezi
Land cover and land use change in the Zambezi Delta
Prescribed flooding and wetland rehabilitation in the Zambezi Delta, Mozambique
Impact of hydrological changes on the Marromeu Complex of the Zambezi Delta, with special attention to the avifauna
Communiqué from the Workshop on the Sustainable Use of Cahora Bassa Dam and the Lower Zambezi Valley
Wattled Crane and wetland surveys in the Great Zambezi Delta, Mozambique

Popular Articles and Newsletters

Novidades do Vale do Zambeze: O uso sustentável da barragem de Cahora Bassa e do Vale do Baixo Zambeze, Moçambique
Mudanças hidrológicas afectam 1,1 milão de moçambicanos
Regulação do Fluxo do Rio Zambeze: que consequências?
Piecing together the story of an African floodplain: water, wetlands, and Wattled Cranes
Crane conservation takes flight: studying critical habitats with remote sensing imagery
Restoring the flood: a vision for the Zambezi
Wattled Cranes in the great Zambezi Delta
TVE Earth Report Series on Zambezi restoration: program transcript
TVE Earth Report Series on Zambezi restoration: Beilfuss interview transcript
TVE Earth Report Series on Zambezi restoration: Davies interview transcript
Gift to the Earth: Zambezi Delta declared Wetland of International Importance

Related Reports

Mepanda Uncua and Cahora Bassa North Bank Project Feasibility Study
Mepanda Uncua and Cahora Bassa North Bank Project Feasibility Study


Wattled Crane Publications 

Water, wetlands, and Wattled Cranes
Southern Africa Program receives Rolex Award
African Crane project scoops award

Training Workshops

Aerial survey training

African Wattled Crane Programme (AWAC) 2003 Steering Committee Meeting Proceedings

Cover pages
Welcome to the Botswana Wildlife Training Institute
Welcome to the African Wattled Crane Programme Steering Committee meeting

AWAC 2003 Steering Committee Meeting Proceedings (Part 2)

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of 1993 Africa Crane and Wetland Training Workshop
Crane research and conservation in Botswana
Conservation of the Wattled Crane in Ethiopia

AWAC 2003 Steering Committee Meeting Proceedings (Part 3)

The status of cranes in Malawi
Progress on revising the status and distribution of Wattled Cranes in Mozambique
The South African Crane Working Group

AWAC 2003 Steering Committee Meeting Proceedings (Part 4)

Overview of the Zambia Crane and Wetlands Conservation Project
An overview of Wattled Crane conservation activities in Zimbabwe
The regional status of Wattled Cranes in Africa

AWAC 2003 Steering Committee Meeting Proceedings (Part 5)

Vision, mission, goals and strategies of the African Wattled Crane Programme
Governing principles for the African Wattled Crane Programme
AWAC Steering Committee 2003-2004

AWAC 2003 Steering Committee Meeting Proceedings (Part 6)

Minutes of the AWAC Steering Committee meeting
Participants in the African Wattled Crane Programme

Angola

Angola may hold key to region’s water scarcity
Angola Minister backs common vision on development projects
Angola aerial survey coverage (.wmf)

Botswana

Wattled Crane research and monitoring in the Okavango Delta
Monitoring breeding success of Wattled Cranes in the Okavango Delta
Breeding success of Wattled Cranes in the Okavango
Cooperation in the Okavango River Basin: the OKACOM perspective
Hydropower project threatens the Okavango

Ethiopia

The Wattled Cranes of Boyo Wetlands, Ethiopia: presence, activities and interactions with human communities

Malawi

The status of Wattled Cranes and other waterbirds in Malawi
The status of Wattled Cranes in Malawi: supplemental report

Mozambique

Piecing together the story of an African floodplain: water, wetlands and Wattled Cranes
Wattled Cranes in the great Zambezi Delta
Zambezi Delta declared Ramsar Wetland of International Importance

South Africa

National Crane and Habitat Action Plan of the South African Crane Working Group

Zambia

Population and distribution of Wattled Cranes and other large waterbirds on the Kafue Flats, Zambia – Working Paper 1
Population and distribution of Kafue lechwe and other large mammals on the Kafue Flats, Zambia – Working Paper 2
Wattled Cranes, waterbirds, and large mammals of the Lukanga Swamp, Zambia – Working Paper 3
Wattled Cranes, waterbirds, and large mammals of the Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia – Working Paper 4
Wattled Cranes, Shoebills, and other large waterbirds of the Bangweulu Swamps, Zambia – Working Paper 5
Wattled Cranes in the heart of Africa
Field report from the Kafue Flats

Zimbabwe

Report on the Wattled Crane ground survey conducted in the Driefontein grasslands