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  • The national symbol of Uganda, the crested crane, is facing the possibility of going extinct due to loss of their natural habitat.

    The wetlands they call home is being lost to farming, with only around 20,000 of the birds left around the world.

    Now considered endangered efforts are being taken to save the crane, and the wetlands they call home.

    “Crane custodians”, members of the community in Uganda, have been hard at work convincing locals to give up potential farming land to save their national bird.

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    Uganda's national symbol under threat of extinction - BBC News

    The national symbol of Uganda, the crested crane, is facing the possibility of going extinct due to loss of their natural habitat.

    The wetlands they call home is being lost to farming, with only around 20,000 of the birds left around the world.

    Now considered endangered efforts are being taken to save the crane, and the wetlands they call home.

    “Crane custodians”, members of the community in Uganda, have been hard at work convincing locals to give up potential farming land to save their national bird.

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    #Uganda #BBCNews

    Comments

    Crystal says:

    Ah my country Uganda losing its cranes.

    Μαριάνθη Ζάβαλη says:

    Ευχαριστούμε!!!Ο Χριστός μαζί μας!!!+++☦️🛐👏🌹💒🇬🇷🙋👍

    Pangaea says:

    Protect them at all costs!

    Ron Lacker says:

    If only you cared that much about endangered groups of people.

    Murph says:

    ​@Ron Lacker I would think that ecological conservation and protection of vulnerable cultural groups goes hand in hand. Protecting the land allows people to continue surviving on their own land and to maintain their traditional ways of life as they wish.

    And I also feel that native wildlife is itself a form of cultural heritage. Like the Mountain Hare and the Red Deer. Both beautiful animals and iconic to Ireland. Part of our heritage.

    Pangaea says:

    @Ron Lacker Who says I don’t?

    Philip Bialk says:

    The Lieutenant Governor of His Majesty The King in Right of Alberta in Canada, where The Commandant General of the Royal Marines and the late Elizabeth II is Head of State, hails from the Republic of Uganda. The late Alex Trebek, invested into the Order of Canada as an Officer for his work with National Geographic, truly is a champion!

    Atlantic Ocean says:

    Really awful that birds and thousands of species are being killed by humans greed

    Kary Herndon says:

    Wonderful place in Uganda —bird sanctuaries —if these beautiful cranes can survive and flourish like this. Lovely. Thank goodness for this reporting job in Uganda and blessings to all crane watchers, who see how things are progressing there …as well. That’s encouraging this afternoon from southern Colorado USA. Thanks again. ⭐️…🍁…🦜….🌱

    Poopie McPoopnfart says:

    Protect this masterpiece of nature.

    CHRISTOPHER CANNON says:

    That’s a shame! I used to work with those birds at a zoo years ago! The planet is truly being pushed to it’s limit!

    Mugumya Paul the African NOMAD says:

    It’s time we tackle Human Overpopulation. Otherwise we shall not have a country anymore

    Markus Müller says:

    (3:07) 40% of the wetlands destroyed in the last two decades…
    and the parents ask their children which coat of arms they want next: Maybe a banknote?

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    João Leote says:

    I have never seen this bird before, but it does look like Uganda

    Kenneth Ng says:

    Hahaha BBC, congratulations. You have won the prize of reporting some funny yet insignificant news. Good job, mate.

    Kenneth Ng says:

    That’s a joke anyway. Don’t take it too seriously.

    Paris Lulu says:

    😢I wish people should help these birds survive.

    Recycle Method says:

    In future after pushing animals and birds towards extinction human will also leads towards extinction if these kind of scenarios are goes on for decades when will we understand the reality???after become extinct???

    Ron Lacker says:

    When a species of bird becomes endangered, the entire world sounds the alarm and takes action to try and save the species.

    When an entire race of people become endangered, people either don’t care about it or they actively encourage its extinction.

    Oldskool Raver says:

    Humans don’t need to be saved. It’s a failed experiment by nature.

    Kon Aguek says:

    They are here in South Sudan 🇸🇸 upper Nile state in great numbers.

    Josee Noel says:

    What’s to be gained by removing the Garden of Eden? It’s their place to live not ours, I’m a chick forest technician from Montreal 🇨🇦, re-wilding isn’t so easy…

    דניאל says:

    🇺🇬 Save the Crane 🇺🇬

    Traditional Food and Culture Review says:

    Very good information

    solomon says:

    It’s really a difficult situation…but under no circumstances will birds be prioritised over valuable human life in a region suffering from hunger , poverty and malnutrition..

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