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?

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Fantastic day at the 3 Cranes Big Day Out. The kids had a lot of fun enjoying a fun run and conservation talks by Pat Mckrill on Snakes, the Owl Box Project on owls and the Kzn Crane Foundation on cra...

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Yesterday we held our #3Cranes Big Day Out and had 95 children from four farm schools join us. The day started with a 4km run, with the winners of each age and gender category winning a Karkloof Can...

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Did you know this year's Old Mutual Wild Series #3Cranes event will be the greenest to date? We are reducing single use plastic by encouraging our participants (and their friends or families joining ...

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

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