SOME 10 children have filled in questionnaires in the nationwide survey organised with an aim counting Crested Cranes and their nests.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which is spearheading the â€˜Save the Crane Project,â€™ and The New Vision received the questionnaires sent by schools from central Uganda and West Nile.
According to William Olupot of WCS, teams of experts would be dispatched to the different swamps where the Crested Cranes were seen. Olupot said the campaign was targeting school children across the country to fill in the questionnaires.
But the adults can fill in the questionnaires on top of assisting the children to record the information on the Crested Cranes.
WCS together with a team comprising the Wildlife Clubs of Uganda (WCS), Nature Uganda and The New Vision are participating in the survey, which will run for 10 weeks.
The New Vision has since last month been running two questionnaires twice a week to help collect information during the breeding period for the Crested Crane.
Olupot said the Crested Cranes breed in the seasonal swamps, which are under intense conversion into agricultural areas.
He said the survey would be concluded on January and prizes including watching a match of the national football team the Cranes and 100 T-shirts were up for grabs.
â€˜Save the cranesâ€™ takes off