Giving Nature a Voice – Flight to Extinction

Synopsis

Season 01 Episode 09

The Grey Crowned Crane is an iconic symbol for Uganda, appearing on its flag, and coat of arms. The national football team is even called the “Uganda Cranes,” in honor of the towering birds’ strength and invincibility. But sadly, this spectacular bird is now on IUCN’s Red Data list and if nothing is done, it’s heading to extinction. That’s because the monogamous cranes always build their nests hidden deep in marshy swamps. Their very future depends on the preservation of wetlands, which are being drained throughout Africa, by farmers and herders hungry for land.

A Film By: Leonard Amanya

The Filmmakers

Giving Nature a Voice is produced by East African filmmakers, for the African market and beyond. 33 teams from Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo have captured the beauty and pathos of their home environment in a series of award winning half hour films.

AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY presents the documentary series "GIVING NATURE A VOICE" directed by ANDREW TKACH interim dean and vice provost DR. ALEX AWITI project officer gsmc MARIETTA MUSYOKA

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Giving Nature a Voice – A Dog’s Life

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Giving Nature a Voice – Climate’s Children

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Giving Nature a Voice – Crocodiles of Tana: Predator or Prey

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Giving Nature a Voice – Do Rhinos Have a Future?

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Giving Nature a Voice – End of the River (Part 3)

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Giving Nature a Voice – End of the River (Part 4) 

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Giving Nature a Voice – Flight to Extinction

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Giving Nature a Voice – Food Waste

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Giving Nature a Voice – Greening Bare Ground

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Giving Nature a Voice – Ivory Belongs To Elephants

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Giving Nature a Voice – Max, the Chimp Amputee

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Giving Nature a Voice – Pangolins: The World’s Most Trafficked Mammal

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Giving Nature a Voice – Plastics Are Forever

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Giving Nature a Voice – Power Struggle

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Giving Nature a Voice – Salonga: Africa’s Biggest Rainforest (Part 1)

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Giving Nature a Voice – Salonga: Africa’s Biggest Rainforest (Part 2)

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Giving Nature a Voice – Salt Water Survivors

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Giving Nature a Voice – Sandstorm

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Giving Nature a Voice – Saving Mountain Gorillas

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Giving Nature a Voice – Saving Sitatunga

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Giving Nature a Voice – Saving Snakes, Protecting People

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Giving Nature a Voice – The Price of Power

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Giving Nature a Voice – Turtle Rescue (Part 1)

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Giving Nature a Voice – Turtle Rescue (Part 2)

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Giving Nature a Voice – Underwater Treasures

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Giving Nature a Voice – Vanishing Vultures