International Crane Foundation, Rugarama Hospital, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Wetlands, Inland waters
Threats To Biodiversity:
Over exploitation, Pollution
Species conservation, Ecosystem conservation, Goods services, Sustainable use, Poverty reduction, Livelihoods, Migratory species
Research training, Research, Participatory, Cepa, Monitoring, Rehabilitation
Kabale’s wetlands are under increasing human pressures from a growing human population needing farmland. The wetlands are vital for humans (for food and water security, and preventing flooding) and Uganda’s national bird, the Endangered Grey Crowned Crane (for nesting habitat). Our project aims to empower communities to conserve wetlands and cranes. Key activities provide alternative sustainable livelihoods and healthcare services (reducing unplanned pregnancy), coupled with habitat restoration, and soil and water conservation, enabling long-term wetland health for people and cranes.