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International Crane Foundation, World Center for the Study and Preservation of Cranes

Baraboo, Wisconsin

International Crane Foundation, World Center for the Study and Preservation of Cranes was awarded $2,385,330 between 1990 and 2014, including 17 grants in Conservation & Sustainable Development.


2014 • 4 years, 1 month • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is dedicated to the study and conservation of the 15 species of cranes worldwide. ICF uses a combination of research, education, habitat protection, captive breeding, and reintroduction to ensure the long-term protection of these iconic birds. In partnership with Conservation International, the Rwandan Environmental Management Authority and the Rwanda Development Board, ICF will field-test for the Payments for Ecosystem Services scheme with communities neighboring Rugezi Marsh as well as developing baseline data for Nyabarongo and Akanyaru wetlands. Opportunities to generate revenue from ecotourism and nature-based activities will also be promoted. Ultimately, this project will benefit the resident population of Grey Crowned Cranes Balaerica Regulorum.


2011 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support catchment-level conservation planning and management for Rugezi marsh in order to secure long-term biodiversity conservation and human livelihoods (over three years).


2009 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support provincial governments and communities and bolster ongoing management of wetlands that form a critical component of the biological diversity of the Mekong River Basin (over two years).


2006 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of strengthened conservation and management of the essential wetland habitats of the Lower Mekong focal area (over three years).


2003 • 3 years, 2 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To identify critical wetlands remaining in the Mekong Basin of Cambodia and Vietnam and initiate efforts to protect and manage them (over three years).


1999 • 2 years

To conserve sandhill cranes and their habitats in Cuba (over two years).


1999 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support a sustainable development and habitat restoration program in the Zambezi Delta (over two years).


1998 • 1 year

To support graduate training for Vietnamese conservationists.


1997 • 2 years

To support conservation work at Russia's Muraviovka Park and other outreach activities in the Amur Basin (over two years).


1995 • 1 year

To support an international experts meetings to discuss alternative development schemes for the Mekong River Basin.

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