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.

Our Key Programmes

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Ballet of cranes Against the backdrop of the Southern Drakensberg mountains a flock of Grey Crowned Cranes dance. These birds are the ambassadors for conservation of this landscape - our water factori...

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The annual Encounter EG MTB and Trail run on the 4 November 2017. All in support of the Endangered Wildlife Trust African Crane Conservation Program and the Cedarville Protected Environment Environment. 😊 there will be great food, coffee and even child minders available. Join us afterwards for sundowners with the cranes! Registrations on Roag.
Encounter EG Trail & MTB Challenge
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Encounter EG Trail & MTB Challenge

November 4, 2017, 7:00am - November 4, 2017, 5:00am

Encounter EG Trail Run and Moutain Bike Ride - Saturday 07:00! Join us and the Endangered Wild Life Trust for an epic adventure into East Griqualand's back country. Rolling hills, grasslands, wild fl...

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Saving one crane at a time… Recently, our field staff were alerted to a runaway fire in the Southern Drakensberg by a concerned farmer. The reason for the concern? There is a breeding pair of Wattle...

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great photo by Ted! and interesting comments! ... See MoreSee Less

Crane 101: Cranes use a soft, purring call – a contact call – to express reassurance and communicate location. Adult cranes use this call with their chicks, and if you play a contact call to an eg...

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