our major role is Conservation. We promote the conservation of Grey Crowned Cranes
We are a group of volunteers who help in conservation Kenya’s largest population of Grey Crowned Cranes, which are globally endangered birds. This is done by engaging and improving the lives of our local community who share the cranes’ home around Lake Ol’Bolossat
Our main office is in Nyahururu town, Kenya forest service Nyahururu sub-county ground. Currently our major areas of daily operations and concern are around Lake Ol’Bolossat and Nyandarua County in general, Laikipia County, Nakuru county. We also answer to a call of conservation concern whenever called upon in any other place within the country where these birds may tend to habit.
Our Major activities involves; Community Education: for local communities who share the same landscape with the Cranes, that they may engage in an-informed practical protection and conservation. Protection of breeding pairs: this involves controlled and monitored habitat use within breeding territories during breeding seasons. The users (people) are informed on the arrival of the season and advised on the best use of the habitat that doesn't negatively interfere with the breeding pairs
Over 100 Grey Crowned Cranes pairs take territories for bleeding across Lake Ol, Bolossat, however, early result on the ongoing research on their movement has revealed that they make partial movement traversing Nyandarua, Laikipia and Samburu counties. It is on this basis that CCV is striving to further identify key sites and strategically lay practical approach saving this listed endangered species. Otherwise, a successful conservation approach in Lake Ol' Bolossat might be let down as the fledged chicks joins floater flocks and move to other areas where threats are still present. One of lead strategies is informing the local residents on the status of this Crane and the threats they face especially un-intentional avoidable human-induced threats. Despite being the most beautiful of all the Cranes surviving in the world today, Grey Crowned Crane is the fastest declining Crane species! CCV needs your support.


We have a team of dedicated and self driven Conservationists who volunteer tirelessly to see to it that our objectves are met.

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A bird’s life: Saving the Grey Crowned Crane.

Summary: Cranes, like many other aquatic species, are indicators of the state of the environment. When we stop seeing cranes, it will mean that there are no more wetlands, an ecosystem crucial to the survival of the birds and to some extent humans, too, as an important source of freshwater. In Kenya, Lake Ol Bolossat, a pretty little lake on the foothills of the Aberdare Ranges in central Kenya, is home to about 900 Grey Crowned Cranes, and is listed as an Important Bird Area (IBA). Uganda has the largest population of Grey Crowned Cranes, also known as the Crested Crane.



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