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.

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Firebreaks were in full swing yesterday on the reserve. Ensuring we are protected during the dry winter season. Ending with an amazing sunset over the berg. Here are some photos of the day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kwa Zulu-Natal Crane Foundation shared International Crane Foundation's Blue Crane Celebration!. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Father's Day!

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Lots of excitement at Nottingham Road Primary School as Nkanyiso Ndlela ('Uncle Crane' as the learners call him) arrives for a 'Cranes in the Classroom' lesson ... See MoreSee Less

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

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Today is "World Environment Day". The month of June is Environment month so make a difference in your environment that will help the natural environment #WorldEnvironmentDay2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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