KERRYN MORRISON

Africa programme head: International Crane Foundation

Born in Johannesburg in 1972, Kerryn Morrison’s life revolves around birds, specifically cranes.

Her vision is to have healthy wetlands for the coexistence of cranes and people in Africa. She obtained a BSc in zoology and botany before getting her honours degree at the University of Pretoria’s centre for wildlife management. Morrison joined the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) in 1995 while still busy with her master’s – and some of her master’s recommendations were adopted, in particular with regard to water and wetlands issues. In 2000, she took over the co-management of the EWT’s South African crane working group. In August 2004, Morrison moved across to the EWT’s ground hornbill working group and the African wattled crane programme.

Here she established a formal partnership between the International Crane Foundation and EWT and was appointed the Africa programme head.

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