Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association
April 24, 2021
9:15 am PDT
Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association's (RWCA) primary focus is the endangered grey crowned crane, which is threatened across its range by habitat loss and poaching. Founded and run by Rwandans who come from and understand local communities, RWCA follows a multi-disciplinary approach to create sustainable solutions to critical conservation issues. The project uses a holistic approach, targeting the problem from many different angles to combat the illegal trade in grey crowned cranes in Rwanda and maintain healthy wild populations. Activities include raising awareness of the legal and conservation status of cranes, identifying and registering cranes kept in captivity, rehabilitating and reintroducing captive cranes, increasing law enforcement, habitat restoration and protection of key crane areas, and working with local communities to reduce poaching and improve livelihoods.