Healthy Wetlands for the Cranes and People of Rukiga, Uganda
Rukiga’s wetlands are under increasing 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). The people living around the wetlands understand the connections between human and environmental health and are passionate defenders of the cranes. The Margaret Pyke Trust, Rugarama Hospital, and the International Crane Foundation in partnership with the Endangered Wildlife Trust, are working with the local communities to empower them to conserve wetlands, benefitting not only their own health and wellbeing, but wetland health too.
Source: Margaret Pyke Trust