Powerline threat to Grey Crowned Crane survival

Grey Crowned Crane

Grey Crowned Crane in Nairobi National Park 4 June. PHOTO  |  RUPI MANGAT 

What you need to know:

  • Today, the Grey Crowned Crane, “only found in sub-Saharan Africa” is on the Coat of Arms and flag of Uganda. 
  • Crane crusaders Wanyoike Wamiti and George Muigai who monitored cranes around Lake Ol’ Bolossat in Nyandarua County for close to a decade are concerned about their existence in the wild.

The Grey Crowned Crane is loved in the region. Tall and stately, it was once common in rural areas around homesteads and in fields, farms and swamps until mid last century (1950s).


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