The Sarus Crane is the world’s tallest flying bird, India’s only resident breeding crane and the official State Bird of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Since 2013, the Sarus Crane Conservation Project, run across 10 districts of eastern UP by Wildlife Trust of India in collaboration with Tata Trusts and the UP Forest Department, has sought to involve local communities in monitoring and protecting this iconic bird and the wetlands that sustain it. ‘Where the Sarus Sings’ is a short film that outlines this community-driven approach to conservation.

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