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From the Field Webinar – Towards Harmonious Living Between Cranes and Farming Communities in Uganda

August 31, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

On Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. Central Time, our East Africa Regional Manager Dr. Adalbert Aine-omucunguzi will present our next webinar, Towards Harmonious Living Between Cranes and Farming Communities in Uganda. Register here.

The most significant threats to Grey Crowned Cranes in Uganda are related to agricultural activities, including the loss and degradation of wetlands and their catchments by conversion to agriculture. In addition, cranes are increasingly exposed to agricultural chemicals through direct or indirect poisoning. Cranes in agricultural areas can be intentionally or unintentionally disturbed by farming activities; where cranes directly threaten crops, farmers may destroy nests or kill them. This disturbance often results in reproductive failure, abandonment of breeding territories, or avoidance of roost or foraging areas.

The International Crane Foundation is working with farmers in Uganda to generate solutions to the conflicts between cranes and farmers. In this webinar, our East African Regional Manager, Dr. Adalbert Aine-omucunguzi, will discuss how cranes impact and are affected by agricultural activities and what the International Crane Foundation is doing to promote harmonious living between cranes and farmers.

Sponsored by Susan Carnahan.