I have the great pleasure of serving on the International Crane Foundation board of directors ( and our mission is to preserve the 15 species of cranes.  To that end we have many projects in Africa where there are some 5 species.  I am off to Uganda and Rwanda to observe some of our projects in the field and our work with villagers in an effort to stem the illegal trade of African Crowned Cranes.  And I plan to do some Mountain Gorilla tracking too!

See you on the other side!