The KZN Crane Foundation was established in 1989 in response to the dramatic decline in KwaZulu-Natal’s crane populations. Its founding was sponsored by the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA) and the S.A. Ornithological Society (now Birdlife S.A.) and it enjoyed the support of the International Crane Foundation and the then Natal Parks Board (now Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife).

Why Conserve Cranes?

Cranes are the ambassadors for two of South Africa’s most important ecosystems, the wetlands and grasslands that make up our water catchment areas. All South African residents are dependent upon the careful management of these biodiversity hot spots as are South Africa’s cranes. These ecosystems provide food, clothing, bio-diversity, carbon storage, housing materials, water storage and purification, flood control, recharge of groundwater supplies, and recreational and tourism opportunities. Efforts to protect cranes bring the need to conserve these ecosystems into sharp focus and the cranes reliance on these ecosystems is a reflection of our own survival needs.

WHAT WE DO

Our 4 key programmes

THE THREE SOUTH AFRICAN CRANE SPECIES

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

KwaZulu-Natal Crane Foundation updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

KwaZulu-Natal Crane Foundation shared FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation KZN's Baby Blue Crane.. ... See MoreSee Less

FREEME KZN Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre "Working together to enrich lives" Working with ToPS Species (Threatened or Protected Species). Here is a short glimpse into the rehabilitation process of ...

View on Facebook

KZNCF I think this is what the book "The Sentinels" is trying to achieve! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Very important! If you ever find a crane chick or any wild animal please get them to experts that have the correct diets and know what the animal needs. Such as FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation KZN or when it comes to cranes us here at the KZN Crane Foundation or EWT ... See MoreSee Less

FREEME KZN Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre "Working together to enrich lives" Working with ToPS Species (Threatened or Protected Species). New arrival from the Kokstad area.....a Blue Crane chick no...

View on Facebook

We would like to thank the following supporters and sponsors for their ongoing support

{"slides_column":"6","slides_scroll":"1","dots":"true","arrows":"true","autoplay":"true","autoplay_interval":"2000","loop":"true","rtl":"false","speed":"1000","center_mode":"false"}