April 18, 2017

Birdlife Africa to plant trees in Rwanda to offset CO2

Although Rwanda is one of the world’s lowest per capital...
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April 13, 2017

7 projects led by young conservationists that are changing the avian world/ ACNR is a part

Today winners have been announced for CLP and Birdfair project...
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April 6, 2017

10 birds that were saved from extinction

BirdLife is proud to announce that Volume 2 of the...
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April 6, 2017

ACNR started Habitat Assessment of Shoebill Stork – Baleeniceps rex Project in Akagera National Park

From 26th– 29th December 2016, the delegation from ACNR visited...
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I have seen that most of your projects and activies are carried out in areas not far from Kigali, I would request you to help other people in other areas to create nature clubs, for example here in Gisagara in order to create awareness and sensitization among local communities about conservation of biodiversity. here in gisagara acnr is not known. Thanks to the acnr staff and board of directors for your contribution in biodiversity in Rwanda. THEOGENE UWIMANA FROM GISAGARA ... See MoreSee Less

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I have had a little to walk around in some areas in Gisagara district and I have that Gisagara may be a habitat of many bird species. I asked myself this question, when I was in Ngiryi a small river crossing a marshland between Musha and Ndora sector where I have seen a big number of birds. it is the same place where Sam Kanyamibwa carried a research for his undergraduate studies dissertation. May this marshland contain threatened species because of rice grown there? Are there bird-local community conflicts in the marshland? is it awareness needed in this area? a study may important in the area. thank you ... See MoreSee Less

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The CEPF to inaugurate their office in Kigali
Wednesday, the 26th April 2017, the team of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund inaugurated its new office in Kigali, Rwanda. ACNR and other partners were represented
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ACNR organized the in house training on ornithology. The training held in the ACNR office on 18th April, 2017. ACNR staff was trained by Ben Smelt an ornithologist volunteer from Netherland. The objective of the training was to improve the ACNR’s staff knowledge about bird’s identification.
Benj Smelt has gained experiences and skills from 4 continents over a period of 14 years: In South America (10 years) and Asia (2 years).
He conducted environmental awareness to local communities, gave ornithology training to guides and rangers, produced publications, videos and maps. He worked with different Birdlife International partners in different countries namely: Nepal where he contributed to Carol Inskipp's Red Data List and discovered a new species for the country, in Thailand he worked with Philip Round on Flyway conservation for Spoonbilled Sandpiper, in Malaysia wrote and documented a booklet on 'The birds of KSNP, revised by Dave Bakewell and assisted on the Migratory Raptor Count.
He is in ACNR during 3 months from April to July 2017 where he will help ACNR in identification and documentation of birds, compiling checklists and recording their sounds.
After the training, Ben together with staff, they go to the field for Birdwatching and identification.
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