Local Water and Environment

Rukiga district, International Crane Foundation sign MOU to conserve crested cranes

BY JAVURA TWIZUKYE

Authorities in Rukiga District Local Government have  signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the International Crane Foundation (ICF), a non-for profit conservation organization aimed at conserving the environment especially the Rushebeya-Kanyabaha wetland, a natural habitat and breeding site of the Crested Cranes.

Addressing the media on Tuesday after the signing of the MoU at the Rukiga District Headquarters, the East African Regional Manager for International Crane Foundation, Dr Adalbert Aineomugisha said the MoU will streamline their work plans aimed at proper wetland conservation and protection, and promote the multiplication of Crested Cranes in the district and the whole country.

Launching the MOU, the Rukiga District Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Zadock Kamusiime commended ICF for patterning with the district to conserve the wetlands, creating awareness and providing alternative source of livelihood to residents to reduce human pressure on the Rushebeya-Kanyabaha wetland.

Kamusiime promised that they will work hard with locals to sustain the trenches and Napier grass that was planted in the hilly areas to control the speed of running water.

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