New Global Guide on Cranes and Agriculture Published

Bonn, 8 November 2018 – A new publication, published by the International Crane Foundation (ICF), explores the complex relationship between cranes and agriculture over time, looking at both the threats and opportunities posed by the rapid changes in agriculture for the conservation of cranes.

“The global expertise and lessons captured in this publication will assist conservationists and farmers alike. It will also benefit conservation efforts of other species of waterbirds such as ducks and geese which also rely extensively on agricultural lands” said Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary of AEWA.

The publication entitled “Cranes and Agriculture: A Global Guide for Sharing the Landscape”, was prepared by 59 authors and contributors from 14 countries under the leadership of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Crane Specialist Group.  It assembles the latest research and practical guidance in addressing the challenges and opportunities for conserving cranes on productive lands, including ways to reduce the growing number of conflicts arising from cranes damaging crops.

One of the lead authors and compilers of the new publication is Kerryn L. Morrison, Vice President International – Africa of the ICF and Chair of the IUCN SSC Crane Specialist Group, who is also the coordinator of the AEWA Grey-crowned Crane International Working Group.

The publication is available both for download in PDF format and in hardcopy. 

For more information please also see the ICF Press Release.

Last updated on 28 November 2018

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