Cranes rising

Why the crane breeding project at Verloren Valei was terminated, and some good news about growth in the numbers of Wattled Cranes. By James van den Heever In an earlier article, “The crane conundrum”, I explored some of the issues … Read More

Biodiversity catastrophe

A recent survey by DARDLEA shows that there is plenty to worry about when it comes to preserving Mpumalanga’s biodiversity. The Awareness Office, Environmental Services of the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs (DARDLEA) recently published Species … Read More

The Crane conundrum

Some headway has been made in protecting the three species of cranes present in the area, but the battle is far from won. Cranes are not ordinary birds. Around the world, their spectacular mating dances have made them important symbols: … Read More