Working with ToPS (Threatened or Protected Species)
And the last bit of preparation before the release of this Grey Crowned Crane.
This Grey Crowned Crane has now been fitted with a SAFRING identification ring as well as lightweight colour-coded rings for long-distance identification. These rings are essential for post-releasing monitoring and form part of the EWT (Endangered Wildlife Trust) African Crane Conservation Program. All the information and data collected during the ringing process will be uploaded on our FreeMe Wildlife database as well as the SAFRING database. This means that re-sighting data from this bird can contribute to the understanding of her post-release movement patterns and survival.
This program is vital to the conservation of all four endangered African crane species.
Thank you to Brent Coverdale Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, and to Endangered Wildlife Trust, for assisting the FreeMe Wildlife team with ringing this bird.
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