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Wattled Crane nesting sites in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands and Southern Drakensberg

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Objective of the flight:

The objective of the mission was to ascertain the status of Wattled Crane nesting sites in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, the Southern Drakensberg and East Griqualand.

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Wattled Cranes annual nest site survey

Objective of the flight:

With only 240 individuals left in South Africa, the Wattled Crane is in eminent danger of local extinction. The Wattled Crane Recovery Programme is a conservation initiative made up of five partner organisations and the EWT is responsible for collecting abandoned eggs from the wild where the chicks are then raised in captivity for the eventual aim of reintroduction into suitable habitats. The objective of the flight is to locate Wattled Crane nests where there are two eggs in order to facilitate the collection of the eggs by EWT fieldworkers. 

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