Our community campaigns aim to increase knowledge about the need for conservation of Grey Crowned Cranes, the protection of habitat and to slowly change some of the traditional beliefs and practices that impact the crane population. The campaigns are strategically organised to take place in busy places, such as near the market on market days and target a range of people. Entertainment via big speakers is provided, with music, a stage and dancers which quickly attract attention and a large crowd – we have between 300 and 1000 people attending one event. We then deliver our key conservation messages and intersperse the messages with quizzes and competitions with prizes to keep people’s attention and interest.
This year we plan to adapt our campaigns to communities living nearby important bat habitats.