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  • Partners For Conservation

    Global Livingston Institute of Colorado USA visited Partners For Conservation.


    http://www.notrebio.org
  • 20 arrested over illegal mining, tree-felling

    Police has arrested 21 people in connection with illegal mining and illegal cutting down of trees in a protected area in Ngororero District.

    The suspects, who are held at Kavumu Police station, are accused of mining without a license and encroaching on a government gazetted forest to cut down trees.


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw
  • ACNR involves Rwandan children in migratory birds’ conservation

    Within this campaign, the emphasis is made on the highlight of the arrival of spring and all citizens, specifically children and families are encouraged to observe and record the arrival of 5 migratory bird species each year. Some of the birds to record are White Stork, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Common Cuckoo and Eurasian Bee-eater.


    http://www.rwandaforyou.com/index.php/component/k2/item/531-acnr-started-involving-rwandan-children-in-migratory-birds%E2%80%99-conservation
  • ARCOS Biodiversity Information System Management

    The ARCOS Biodiversity Information System Management launched during the closing ceremony of the Africa Regional Mountains Forum.


    http://events.arcosnetwork.org/index.php
  • ARCOS and TNC signs an MoU to collaborate in supporting conservation efforts in Africa Great Lakes and Albertine Rift regions
    "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." This quote by the legendary entrepreneur Henry Ford reiterates the importance of collaboration. When it comes to conservation and especially when the area of concern is as big as the Great Lakes region, then success will necessarily require this important ingredient of all conservation work. Realizing this, the Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 17th December 2015 at Nairobi to collaborate in supporting conservation efforts in Africa Great Lakes and the Albertine Rift regions.


    http://arcosnetwork.org/index.php/en/latest-news/391-arcos-and-tnc-signs-an-mou-to-collaborate-in-supporting-conservation-efforts-in-africa-great-lakes-and-albertine-rift-regions.html
  • ARCOS organizes regional training workshop to raise awareness and build capacity on Sustainable Mountain Development in Africa
    http://arcosnetwork.org/images/Af_Montains/Events/Mountains_training_concept.pdf
  • ARCOS organizes regional training workshop to raise awareness and build capacity on Sustainable Mountain Development in Africa
    http://arcosnetwork.org/index.php/en/latest-news/346-arcos-organizes-regional-training-workshop-to-raise-awareness-and-build-capacity-on-sustainable-mountain-development-in-africa.html
  • ARCOS’ achievements in conservation of Rugezi Marsh recognized by Burera District
    http://www.arcosnetwork.org/index.php/en/latest-news/342-arcos-achievements-in-conservation-of-rugezi-marsh-recognized-by-burera-district.html
  • African approaches to tackling climate change: putting protected area solutions to work

    A new publication launched at the UN climate change conference in Paris highlights specific examples of how African protected areas can help communities and ecosystems adapt to climate change.


    http://www.iucn.org/news_homepage/all_news_by_region/news_from_eastern_and_southern_africa/?22253/African-approaches-to-tackling-climate-change-putting-protected-area-solutions-to-work
  • Agribusiness Forum 2013
    http://emrc.be/en/events/agribus2013.aspx
  • Agribusiness Forum 2013
    http://www.serenahotels.com/serenakigali/
  • Akagera National Park Aerial Census 2015

    In August this year, Akagera Management Company conducted the third aerial census of the park since their management of Akagera, following the 2010 and the 2013 surveys. The following provides a summary and extracts from the report produced by Dereck MacPhereson.


    http://www.africanparks.eu/Blog_195_Akagera+National+Park+Aerial+Census+August+2015.html
  • Akagera Park to reintroduce black rhinos
    http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-03-03/197633/
  • Akagera Park to reintroduce black rhinos
    http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-03-03/197633/
  • Albertine Rift Biodiversity Portal launched

    Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) is a regional conservation non-for-profit organization established in 1995 with the mission to enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in the Albertine Rift region through the promotion of collaborative conservation action for nature and people. 


    http://arcosnetwork.org/index.php/en/
  • Bird diversity in the savanna habitats of Akagera National Park, Rwanda, in the post-war recovery period

    A new article on birds of Akagera National Park has been relieased. An abstract is presented below. 


    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2989/00306525.2015.1068234
  • Black Rhino to return to Akagera National Park, Rwanda after 10 year absence!

    African Parks’ plans to reintroduce black rhinos into Akagera National Park, Rwanda have been given a £100 000 boost by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery in the United Kingdom. It is estimated that the initiative to reintroduce the species into the park after an absence of 10 years will cost more than £1million.


    http://www.africanparks.eu/Blog_198_Black+rhino+to+return+to+Akagera+National+Park+Rwanda+after+10+year+absence.html
  • Building Capacity for Conservation & Resource Management in Africa

    Conservation organizations and agencies in Africa are faced with a growing diversity of environmental issues. Sustainable solutions to these problems will require actions to be implemented by strong organizations and communities with the skills, knowledge and data to undertake a broad range of technical and process-based activities. There are already a broad range of capacity-related initiatives in Africa that are working to tackle capacity building issues. This meeting will provide an opportunity to review existing regional initiatives, exchange ideas, develop and enhance capacity networks, and formulate effective and lasting solutions to common capacity problems.


    http://www.ert-conservation.co.uk/africa_introduction.php
  • Building Capacity for Conservation & Resource Management in Africa

    Conservation organizations and agencies in Africa are faced with a growing diversity of environmental issues. Sustainable solutions to these problems will require actions to be implemented by strong organizations and communities with the skills, knowledge and data to undertake a broad range of technical and process-based activities. There are already a broad range of capacity-related initiatives in Africa that are working to tackle capacity building issues. This meeting will provide an opportunity to review existing regional initiatives, exchange ideas, develop and enhance capacity networks, and formulate effective and lasting solutions to common capacity problems.


    http://www.ert-conservation.co.uk/resources/FINAL%20PROGRAMME%20FOR%20PRINTING.pdf
  • Building Capacity for Conservation & Resource Management in Africa

    Conservation organizations and agencies in Africa are faced with a growing diversity of environmental issues. Sustainable solutions to these problems will require actions to be implemented by strong organizations and communities with the skills, knowledge and data to undertake a broad range of technical and process-based activities. There are already a broad range of capacity-related initiatives in Africa that are working to tackle capacity building issues. This meeting will provide an opportunity to review existing regional initiatives, exchange ideas, develop and enhance capacity networks, and formulate effective and lasting solutions to common capacity problems.


    https://www.google.rw/maps/place/Desmond+Tutu+Conference+Centre/@-1.2599832,36.787021,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xa8511a1c70e1a0cc?sa=X&ved=0CHgQ_BIwCmoVChMIyaWDxLDxxgIVFAjbCh0Y2Ab_
  • Building wealth from waste; women initiative in biodiversity conservation!

    The Akanyaru wetlands are among Rwanda’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs); which are globally, regionally and nationally significant sites for the conservation of birds and biodiversity. Unfortunately, the Akanyaru wetlands ecosystem is invaded by Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and it is losing some of its potential biodiversity which contribute to the wellbeing of local community who depend on the Akanyaru wetlands’ nature resources.


    http://www.acnrwanda.org/?p=1477
  • Call for Application for Master's Degree Programmes

    The College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM), University of Rwanda in collaboration with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), is pleased to inform all interested and eligible candidates to apply for the following two year Master's programmes:

    - MSc in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Soil & Water Engineering
    - MSc in Agriculture with specialization in Crop Sciences
    - MSc in Animal Production

    Deadline application is on 31st December, and the programmes are expected to start on 25th January 2016. For more information about application process, link on the University of Rwanda website


    http://www.ur.ac.rw/?q=node/476
  • Call for Doctoral research grants targeting barley, finger millet, pearl millet and sorghum

    This Call for Doctoral Research Grants is being sponsored and supported by the Dryland Cereals Scholarship Program of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals (Dryland Cereals) and is designed to increase capacity for research barley, finger millet, pearl millet and Sorghum.

    The grants are for a maximum of US$15,000 over a period of two years.


    http://www.cavm.ur.ac.rw
  • Call for applications for MSc in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management

    The College of Science and Technology of the University of Rwanda announces the call for applications for the MSc in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management.


    http://www.cst.ur.ac.rw
  • Call for expressions of interest: CDKN Rwanda Country Engagement Leader

    The Climate and Development Knowledge Network supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development.  The Climate and Development Knowledge Network is managed by an alliance of organisations led by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), and including Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, INTRAC, LEAD International, the Overseas Development Institute, and SouthSouthNorth. 


    http://cdkn.org/2013/04/cdkn-rwanda-country-engagement-leader-cel-taaf-0041/
  • Call for proper exploitation of wetlands

    REMA calls for sustainable management of wetlands


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-02-01/196654/
  • Certification towards enhanced ecological, social and economic benefits for communities

    http://arcosnetwork.org/index.php/en/latest-news/375-certification-towards-enhanced-ecological-social-and-economic-benefits-for-communities.html
  • Climate change deal is a win for developing countries

    A deal to limit the increase in global temperatures to less than 2C was reached at the climate change summit in Paris after two weeks of negotiations, over the weekend.


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw
  • Climate change experts discuss funding for green development
    http://www.newtimes.co.rw
  • Coming up the 3rd World Mountain Forum

    The 2016 WMF is jointly organized by the Albertine Rift Conservation Society and the Government of Uganda with financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) . It is also technically supported by Sustainable Mountain Development for Global Change (SMD4GC) partners all over the world including CONDESAN from Latin America, ICIMOD from Asia, University of Central Asia, Department of Geography at Zurich University, The Centre for Development and Environment, University of Berne, Fondation pour le Développement Durable des régions de Montagne; as well as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Africa Mountains Partnership Champions Committee, the Mountain Partnership Secretariat and East African Community. Other Partnerships are being explored.


    http://arcosnetwork.org/images/Af_Montains/Events/WMF_Concept_Final1%201.pdf
  • Coming up the 3rd World Mountain Forum

    The 2016 WMF is jointly organized by the Albertine Rift Conservation Society and the Government of Uganda with financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) . It is also technically supported by Sustainable Mountain Development for Global Change (SMD4GC) partners all over the world including CONDESAN from Latin America, ICIMOD from Asia, University of Central Asia, Department of Geography at Zurich University, The Centre for Development and Environment, University of Berne, Fondation pour le Développement Durable des régions de Montagne; as well as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Africa Mountains Partnership Champions Committee, the Mountain Partnership Secretariat and East African Community. Other Partnerships are being explored.


    http://arcosnetwork.org/index.php/en/latest-news/371-coming-up-the-3rd-world-mountain-forum.html
  • Coming up the 3rd World Mountain Forum

    The 2016 WMF is jointly organized by the Albertine Rift Conservation Society and the Government of Uganda with financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) . It is also technically supported by Sustainable Mountain Development for Global Change (SMD4GC) partners all over the world including CONDESAN from Latin America, ICIMOD from Asia, University of Central Asia, Department of Geography at Zurich University, The Centre for Development and Environment, University of Berne, Fondation pour le Développement Durable des régions de Montagne; as well as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Africa Mountains Partnership Champions Committee, the Mountain Partnership Secretariat and East African Community. Other Partnerships are being explored.


    https://www.google.rw/maps/place/Mbale,+Uganda/@1.0798575,34.141001,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x1778b6126bdea17b:0xb84df43e61b7b568
  • Contribution of traditional healers in conservation

    Contribution of traditional healers in conservation -  How medicinal plants once located in the park can be planted outside the park to control access to the park?


    http://igcp.org/blog/traditional-healers-in-conservation/
  • EALA urges fair climate deal at Paris conference

    The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has called on climate negotiators to produce a fair deal for developing nations at the Conference of Parties (CoP21) on climate change in Paris, France, that starts today


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw
  • Environmentalists discuss green growth, climate resilience
    http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-04-20/199117/
  • European Union Workshop on Wildlife Support in the Horn of Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa Region

    On Friday 13 November 2015, the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) was represented by Mr. James Byamuka, the GVTC Programs Manager, at the Regional Wildlife Stakeholders’ workshop held at Heron Portico Hotel, in Nairobi. The purpose of this workshop organized by the European Union through its Delegation to the Republic of Kenya was to provide feedback on the interventions being proposed for support by the European Union under its Regional Indicative Programme for the Horn of Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa Region. 


    http://www.greatervirunga.org/spip.php?article167
  • First newborn arrives in Mafunzo group, Volcanoes National PArk

    Mountain gorilla Taraja was observed by our trackers with a newborn on July 19. She lives in a group of mountain gorillas led by silverback Mafunzo, one of the newest groups followed daily by the Fossey Fund.


    http://www.gorillafund.org
  • Gishwati-Mukura forests confirmed the 4th National Park

    Gishwati-Mukura forest axis, part of the Congo Nile Basin has been confirmed the 4th National Park expected to boost tourism other environmental benefits including research and conservation. 


    http://en.igihe.com/news/gishwati-mukura-confirmed-4th-national-park.html
  • Gorilla Naming "Kwita Izina"
    http://www.rdb.rw/kwitizina/
  • Gorilla Naming "Kwita Izina"
    http://www.rdb.rw/kwitizina/?page_id=16
  • Great Lakes Experts Meeting on natural resources transboundary management
    http://www.greatervirunga.org/spip.php?article169#sthash.PBcjK9GV.dpuf
  • Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration Treaty Signing in Kinshasa, 22nd September 2015
    http://www.greatervirunga.org/spip.php?article136
  • ICTs for Agriculture Conference
    http://ict4ag.org/en/
  • ICTs for Agriculture Conference
    http://ict4ag.org/en/agenda/programme.html
  • ICTs for Agriculture Conference
    http://www.serenahotels.com/serenakigali/
  • Institute of National Museums of Rwanda
    http://museum.gov.rw/
  • International Conference on Environment, Energy and Development
    http://inilak.ac.rw/iceed/
  • International Conference on Environment, Energy and Development
    http://www.umubanohotel.rw
  • International Conference on Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Urban and Rural Development
    http://noblezahotel.com
  • International Conference on Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Urban and Rural Development
    https://www.geotechrwanda2015.com/
  • International Day of Biodiversity: 22 May 2013
    http://www.cbd.int/idb/2013/
  • Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society (IPS) of Primatologists (ASP)
    http://www.ipschicago.org/schedule/
  • Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society (IPS) of Primatologists (ASP)
    http://www.ipschicago.org/schedule/
  • Kurengera Imisambi Ngo Irindwe Gucika Burundu
    http://www.rdb.rw/home/newsdetails/article/itangazo-rigamije-kurengera-imisambi-nkinyamaswa-zishobora-gucika-burundu-1.html
  • Kwita Izina - Gorilla Naming Ceremony

    The Rwanda Development Board’s Tourism and Conservation Department has just confirmed that their annual Festival of the Gorillas, Kwita Izina, will this year take place on the 05th September instead of the hitherto usual date in the second half of June.


    http://www.rdb.rw/kwitizina
  • Kwita Izina - Gorilla Naming Ceremony

    The Rwanda Development Board’s Tourism and Conservation Department has just confirmed that their annual Festival of the Gorillas, Kwita Izina, will this year take place on the 05th September instead of the hitherto usual date in the second half of June.


    http://www.rdb.rw/kwitizina/
  • Kwita Izina - Gorilla Naming Ceremony

    The Rwanda Development Board’s Tourism and Conservation Department has just confirmed that their annual Festival of the Gorillas, Kwita Izina, will this year take place on the 05th September instead of the hitherto usual date in the second half of June.


    http://www.rdb.rw/kwitizina/?page_id=425
  • Kwitizina: Where History and tradition meet to celebrate conservation

    Kwita Izina is a traditional ceremony organised by Rwandans to celebrate and welcome a newborn in a family. This ceremony consists of offering an opportunity to family members and neighbors to give a name to the new family member. They all meet in the family and each one gives a name of his/her choice. A child can have even more 1,000 names for a large family of 1,000 members. But, the child will be known under the names only given by the parents.


    http://www.notrebio.org/kwita-izina-where-history-and-tradition-meet-celebrate-conservation
  • Learning more about bamboo, a key gorilla food
    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. 

    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf

    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf

    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf
    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf
    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf
    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf
    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf
    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf

    http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf
  • Learning more about bamboo, a key gorilla food

    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf

    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf

    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf
    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf
    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf
    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf
    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf
    During our nearly 50 years of studying the mountain gorillas, the Fossey Fund has learned a lot about the plants they consume and the interactions between distribution of food plants, habitat suitability and the gorillas’ movements. Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf

    http://gorillafund.org/news--events/learning-more-about-bamboo#sthash.eiWEpi8I.dpuf
  • Lions return to Akagera National Park, Rwanda after an absence of more than 15 years

    The seven lions translocated by African Parks, in conjunction with the Rwanda Development Board, from South Africa to Akagera National Park arrived safely in the park, late on Tuesday night. They were immediately released into a specially erected 1,000m² boma, the perimeter of which includes a three-metre high, chain-linked electrified fence.  The two males and five females are being quarantined in the boma for a minimum of 14 days after which they will be released into the wilderness of the park. They are being continually monitored by the Akagera park team.


    http://www.african-parks.org/Blog_184_Lions+return+to+Akagera+National+Park%2C+Rwanda+after+an+absence+of+more+than+15+years.html
  • Lions: Domestic tourism surge at Akagera park

    Akagera National Park has seen a steady increase in both tourist numbers and revenue since the reintroduction of lions in June.

    This was disclosed Wednesday by Jes Gruner, the manager of Akagera National Park, while addressing local leaders in Kayonza town.


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw
  • Mountain gorilla census kicks off in Virunga Massif

    Do you ever wonder how many mountain gorillas exist in East Africa? Well, like the next person, you are probably unaware of how many of these very valuable tourist attractions there are, and how they are counted. Second Sweep of mountain gorilla census start 3 months after the completion of first sweep


    http://www.monitor.co.ug/artsculture/Travel/Mountain-gorilla-census-kicks-off-in-Virunga-Massif/-/691238/3147630/-/rs6qt0/-/index.html
  • Mountain gorilla census now underway
    The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is delighted to announce that it will participate in the 2015 census of the Virunga mountain gorillas, a large collaborative project that is now underway. This effort will involve counting all the mountain gorillas in Africa’s Virunga massif, which straddles the borders between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is delighted to announce that it will participate in the 2015 census of the Virunga mountain gorillas, a large collaborative project that is now underway. This effort will involve counting all the mountain gorillas in Africa’s Virunga massif, which straddles the borders between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/mountain-gorilla-census-ready-to-start#sthash.4qOxgs3C.dpuf
    The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is delighted to announce that it will participate in the 2015 census of the Virunga mountain gorillas, a large collaborative project that is now underway. This effort will involve counting all the mountain gorillas in Africa’s Virunga massif, which straddles the borders between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/mountain-gorilla-census-ready-to-start#sthash.4qOxgs3C.dpuf
    The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is delighted to announce that it will participate in the 2015 census of the Virunga mountain gorillas, a large collaborative project that is now underway. This effort will involve counting all the mountain gorillas in Africa’s Virunga massif, which straddles the borders between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/mountain-gorilla-census-ready-to-start#sthash.4qOxgs3C.dpuf
    The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is delighted to announce that it will participate in the 2015 census of the Virunga mountain gorillas, a large collaborative project that is now underway. This effort will involve counting all the mountain gorillas in Africa’s Virunga massif, which straddles the borders between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/mountain-gorilla-census-ready-to-start#sthash.4qOxgs3C.dpuf
    The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is delighted to announce that it will participate in the 2015 census of the Virunga mountain gorillas, a large collaborative project that is now underway. This effort will involve counting all the mountain gorillas in Africa’s Virunga massif, which straddles the borders between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. - See more at: http://gorillafund.org/news--events/mountain-gorilla-census-ready-to-start#sthash.4qOxgs3C.dpuf

    http://gorillafund.org/news--events/mountain-gorilla-census-ready-to-start
  • Musenyi residents progress from LVB Project

    Citizens of Musenyi sector in Bugesera district using Akanyaru wetlands are pleased of their development during three years of empowerment by Lake Victoria Basin (LVB) project.


    http://www.acnrwanda.org/?p=1461
  • National Seed Association of Rwanda officially launched

    National Seed Association of Rwanda was launched with the aim of putting together all stakeholders in order to work togerther for ensuring easy access to quality seeds locally.


    http://www.minagri.gov.rw/index.php?id=469&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=1224&cHash=fe35ccd1b7659e64b40d9c23da3511b0
  • New Biotechnology Laboratory opened at the University of Rwanda

    A new laboratory of Biotechnology was opened at the University of Rwanda.


    http://kist.ac.rw/index.php/news-archive/595-biotechnology-lab-to-enhance-researchbiotechnology-lab-to-enhance-research
  • New Census Critical For Future Of Mountain Gorillas In Transboundary Virunga Massif

    A new census of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in the Virunga Massif launching today will help gauge the impact of conservation work in the area and play a vital role in guiding future efforts to safeguard the critically endangered great ape and its fragile and restricted habitat.


    http://igcp.org/blog/new-census-critical-for-future-of-mountain-gorillas-in-transboundary-virunga-massif/
  • New coffee variety release in Rwanda

    In Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), a new coffee variety called RAB C 15 was released. This variety is almost similar to the farmer preferred varietes Jackosn and BM 139 and it is not only resistant to both CLR (Collee Leaf Rust) and CBD (Coffee Berry Disease) but also quite productive with cup quality attributes remarkably similar to the present commercial varieties.


    http://rab.gov.rw/about-rab/news-details/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=381&cHash=d789a83362b9bd7ec2785c82db6acec7
  • Over 190,000 Tree Seedlings Planted Around Volcanoes National Park To Combat Effects Of Climate Change

    This initiative helps local community to mitigate the effects of climate change


    http://igcp.org/blog/over-190000-tree-seedlings-planted-around-volcanoes-national-park-to-combat-effects-of-climate-change/
  • Over 310,000 seedlings to mitigate the local impacts of climate change

    Meteorological data and recent events provide glaring evidence that climate change ishappening and that it will particularly affect poorer and natural resources-dependant countries like Rwanda. The observed shift in the occurrence of the rainy seasons and the dry seasons in certain regions of Rwanda distorts agricultural growing seasons and causes confusion among farmers as it affects the timing of field preparation and planting, crop growth, and increasing incidences of crop diseases and pests resulting in lower agricultural yields.


    http://www.birdlife.org/africa/news/over-310000-seedlings-mitigate-local-impacts-climate-change
  • Police extends environmental campaign to Ngororero miners

    Rwanda National Police (RNP)’s Environmental Protection Unit (EPU) on Thursday reached out to over 150 residents and miners of Ngororero Sector in Ngororero District and encouraged them to play a significant role in protecting their environment.


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw
  • REDD+ handed in Paris

    It’s been 30 years since the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations launched the Tropical Forestry Action Plan, the first global intergovernmental initiative to halt forest loss. Since then, deforestation has continued unabated, and the latest international effort to stop it – an initiative known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) – looks no more likely to be effective. Far from protecting the world’s forests, the most notable outcome of these two agreements has been, ironically, the production of reams of expensive consultancy reports.


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw
  • Rehabilitation of degraded lakes on course

    Rwf176 million initiative to support cooperatives’ in income generating activities as motivation to rehabilitate degraded lakes in the Western Province of the country is bearing fruit, Vincent Biruta, the minister for Natural Resources has said.


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw
  • Rwanda SSG members: insights from their Uganda exchange visit

    Two members of two Site Support Groups (SSGs) working with Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda (ACNR) for the conservation of Akanyaru Wetland, KOSUMU and KABAMU, took part in a three days exchange visit to Uganda in November 2014. The purpose of this exchange visit was to share experiences with the visited SSGs on institutional management, networking, conservation issues and eco-businesses.


    http://www.acnrwanda.org
  • Rwanda Welcomes Historic Paris Agreement On Climate Change

    The Government of Rwanda welcomes the adoption of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change that paves the way for substantive action to limit global temperature increases to lower than 2 degrees with the ambition to reach lower than1.5 degrees Celsius below pre-industrial levels.


    http://rema.gov.rw/index.php?id=10&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=340&cHash=380871aef277e4e42fbe751ed9ea1c8b
  • Rwanda green growth and climate resilience strategy, a key enabler toward achieving SDGs

     


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-04-19/199084/
  • Rwanda on track to achieve conservation and climate change resilience targets

    Rwanda has made tremendous progress towards achieving conservation and climate change resilience targets. This was observed during a meeting of Rwanda’s environment and climate change stakeholders that took place on 5 April 2016 in Kigali. The meeting aimed to assess the progress of the country's environment sector targets for 2015-2016 and discuss plans for the year ahead.


    http://gov.rw/news-detail/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=1512&cHash=88fa81626104f3c0c76cfcf6a3cadb22
  • Rwanda set to benefit from Africa forest restoration drive

    Rwanda’s efforts to increase its forest cover and rehabilitate degraded forests could soon be boosted by a new initiative launched last week at the Global Landscape Forum, during the climate change meeting in Paris or COP21.


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw
  • Rwanda to reintroduce elephants in Nyungwe National Park

    Rwanda is set to re-introduce elephants in the vast tropical rainforest Nyungwe National Park in the country's western province.


    http://en.apdnews.com/xin-hua/390898.html
  • Rwandans tipped on forest conservation

    The Minister for Natural Resources, Dr Vincent Biruta, has urged Rwandans to take a lead in conserving forests and plant more trees if the country is to mitigate the growing effects of climate change.


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2014-12-01/183594/
  • Saving Grauer's gorillas in Congo despite steep decline

    Grauer’s gorillas (formerly known as eastern lowland gorillas) are found only in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and recent reports suggest their population has plummeted by almost 80% in the past two decades. With perhaps as few as 3,800 Grauer's gorillas left, most of them living outside of protected areas, intense conservation on their behalf is necessary, in order to prevent their potential extinction, after years of insecurity, hunting and other threats have decimated their habitat


    https://gorillafund.org/gorilla_blog?srctid=1&erid=1481674&trid=dab6e91b-5238-4a6d-ae41-9b7c17b46ee6
  • Saving water to save gorillas

    Gorillas very rarely need to drink water. They usually get all the hydration they need from chewing on lush nettles or wild celery. Humans, however, are another matter. We need water to survive and, with the number of people living around the Virunga National Park increasing by the day, pressure on the natural resources of the region is growing all the time.


    http://www.gorillas.org/water_study_in_virungas
  • Securing sustainable futures for wetland communities in Lake Victoria Basin

    Wetlands and Local Empowerment work hand in hand around the Lake Victoria Basin. Communities around Lake Victoria rely on wetlands for their livelihoods. These wetlands provide important ecosystem services including food, raw materials, fresh water, medicine, wastewater treatment, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention and fertility. They also provide habitats for species and support cultural, recreational and tourism activities. On this 2nd day of February 2016, we celebrate World Wetlands Day and look at how these wetlands are providing sustainable livelihoods for their surrounding communities.


    http://www.birdlife.org/africa/news/securing-sustainable-futures-wetland-communities-lake-victoria-basin
  • Signing of climate change deal heralds new era but harder work lies ahead

    This article highlights the talk of Rwandan Minister for Foreigner Affairs at the ceremony of signing the Paris Declaration on Climate Change by the United Nations General Assembly in New York in April 2016.


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-04-23/199222/
  • Small Livestock to Support Economy and Conservation

    In the second half of the 20th century, more and more conflicts between local people and park authorities emerged in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Being confronted with local communities that fought back and NGOs that focused on human rights and justice, conservation agencies gradually started to rethink the fortress approach. They realized that control alone was not sufficient and started looking for ways to integrate human development into conservation.


    http://www.notrebio.org
  • Stage de formation mycologique au Parc National de la Kibira au Burundi

    Le stage a une vocation sous-régionale et son objectif est la formation de scientifiques et de chercheurs en vue du renforcement des capacités en taxonomie et en gestion de collections mycologiques au Burundi, au Rwanda et dans l’Est de la RD Congo. Pour être éligibles, les candidats doivent être affiliés ou avoir des liens officiels avec une institution universitaire, scientifique, de conservation ou de recherche au Burundi, au Rwanda ou à l’Est de la RD Congo. 


    http://bi.chm-cbd.net/cooperation/appels-d-offres-nationales-et-internationales
  • The 4th Edition of African Mountains’ Echo is out!

    African Mountains’ Echo-the voice for Sustainable Mountain Development(SMD) in Africa is a newsletter produced by the Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) in collaboration with SMD partners with financial support from Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).


    http://arcosnetwork.org/index.php/en/latest-news/343-the-4th-edition-of-african-mountains-echo-is-out.html
  • The ARCOS calls for special attention in Paris climate change deal to support the climate change adaptation in African mountains

    As the Africa secretariat for the Mountain Partnership and Africa Regional Mountain Forum, Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) calls for a special attention in Paris climate change deal to support the climate change adaptation in African mountains.


    http://arcosnetwork.org/index.php/en/latest-news/377-why-mountains-need-special-attention-in-paris-climate-change-deal.html
  • The Ecological Impact of Long-Term Changes in Africa's Rift Valley
    https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=19950
  • The Global Environment Facility Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW)
    http://www.millecollines.net/
  • The Global Environment Facility Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW)
    http://www.thegef.org/gef/events/gef-ecw-rwanda
  • The National Biosafety Framework (NBF)
    http://www.minirena.gov.rw
  • UNEP’s blogging competition on World Environment Day (WED) 2013

    World Environment Day is held each year on June 5. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. Activities include street rallies and parades, as well as concerts, tree planting, competitions and clean-up campaigns.


    http://www.unep.org/wed/blog-competition/
  • Unlocking climate finance

    Record-strength hurricanes, submerged coastal cities, scorched dust bowls – these are the sort of apocalyptic images that are often used to illustrate the devastating consequences of climate change. But for millions of farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean, a slow-motion catastrophe is already underway.


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw
  • Validation workshop of the capacity building needs assessment and action plan for the implementation of Biosafety Policy in Rwanda

    Rwanda has received support from UNEP to implement the National Biosafety Framework. This includes updating the Biosafety Policy and Law, Biosafety guidelines as well as assessing capacity building needs and developing appropriate action plan for implementation of the national biosafety framework.

    The updated policy and law have been validated at technical level and are yet to be approved by relevant decision making institutions (Cabinet and Parliament)


    http://www.umubanohotel.rw/
  • WMBD 2016 Theme: "Illegal killing, taking, and trade of migratory birds"

    So that future generations also benefit from natural resources, governments have passed laws – both domestic and international – to ensure sustainability, protecting wild animals including migratory birds by restricting or prohibiting their exploitation. The protection of migratory birds has been coordinated at the international level since the beginning of the twentieth century. Migratory birds were once synonymous with abundance, and seen as a gift coming from the sky. Historically, people have hunted wildlife for a variety of reasons – food and sport - and in the past, such activities were conducted at a scale that was sustainable. In many cases, however, this is no longer true. 


    http://www.cms.int/sites/default/files/WMBD%202016_theme_description.pdf
  • Wetland for livelihood Forum
    http://www.umubanohotel.rw
  • Wetland for livelihood Forum
    http://www.unesco-ihe.org/Wetlands
  • Wetland for livelihood Forum
    http://www.unesco-ihe.org/Wetlands/Proposed-Programme
  • What we know about mountain gorilla twins
    http://gorillafund.org/gorilla_blog?&storyid5371=1068&ncs5371=3
  • Why new climate change deal is touted as game changer

    The new climate change deal consists of signing the most important agreements for the future of the Earth which will help Rwanda and other nations in general in deal with nowdays climate change issues


    http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-04-30/199442/
  • Workshop on the 39th Tree planting season

    Following up on the first  Workshop that took place in November 10th, 2014, a thematic working group workshop for stakeholders in forestry sector will take place  in Kigali, from November 24 to 25, 2014.


    http://www.rnra.rw
  • Workshop on the 39th Tree planting season

    Following up on the first  Workshop that took place in November 10th, 2014, a thematic working group workshop for stakeholders in forestry sector will take place  in Kigali, from November 24 to 25, 2014.


    http://www.rnra.rw
  • World Environment Day 2013

    World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5th June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 


    http://www.rema.gov.rw
  • World’s 25 most endangered primates revealed

    The latest edition of ‘Primates in Peril: The world’s 25 most endangered primates’ has been revealed today. Compiled by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC), Bristol Zoological Society, the International Primatological Society (IPS), and Conservation International (CI), new additions to the list include Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) and Lavasoa Mountains Dwarf Lemur (Cheirogaleus lavasoensis), both of which are threatened by habitat loss


    http://www.iucnredlist.org/news/worlds-25-most-endangered-primates-revealed
  • Youth leadership and advocacy for sustainability workshop

    Muhanga, 26-27 November 2014. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in collaboration with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) will hold a two day training workshop for youth organisations. This training is in line with the Rwanda 2010-2015 Education for Sustainable Development Strategy implementation. 


    htttp://www.uck.ac.rw