Species Conservation

Crane and Raptor Working Groups

Namibia Crane News No. 52, Sep 2014

8 Oct 2014

 The latest from the Namibia Crane Working Group includes:

- Blue Cranes in Angola: the search for the wintering grounds of these elusive creatures

- An update on the March-May 2014 Crane Census and other Crane sightings

"Our recent exploratory trip to Angola, in search of the possible wintering grounds of some of the Blue Cranes in the Upper Cuvelai system, was a mind-boggling experience, and we have indulged in four pages of Angola to share with you. Special thanks to John Mendelsohn for making this possible, and to our “Cuvelain” travelling companions for all their contributions.

 Our trusty crane team has done a sterling job of keeping the wet-season surveys going – well done and thank you, Hanjo Böhme and all! The crane numbers remain low, and this is cause for concern."