Happy World Wetlands day! This year theme “Wetlands for a sustainable Urban Future". It call us to raise awareness on highlighting the importance of wetlands for the future of sustainable Urban Development and the green growth. ... See MoreSee Less
The decline of vultures in Africa is catastrophic, where seven formerly abundant species are now globally threatened with extinction due to complex tangle of threats. These include poisoning; harvesting for traditional medicine; declining food availability; habitat degradation. Among six vultures species identified in Rwanda 4 are critical endangered and there is limited information on their population size, distribution and threats. It in this regards that “On 29th of September, and on 23rd October , 2017, Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda (ACNR), in Collaboration with University of Rwanda (UR), Kigali city, and local community conducted the field Survey on Vulture population and Threats at Yanza, Nduba landfills and Kicukiro abattoir in Kigali city, Rwanda. , This survey was for a one year Small project titled “Assessment of Vulture Distribution, population size, Threats of Critically Endangered and Endangered vulture in Kigali city, Rwanda” funded by African Bird Club (ABC).” ... See MoreSee Less
Akanyaru and Nyabarongo wetlands are unprotected Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas(IBAs) under increasing pressure from human-induced threats mainly due to high population density and widespread poverty, the unplanned agricultural intensification and expansion, lack of knowledge and awareness on Biodiversity conservation which is leading to wetland degradation and biodiversity loss. Young conservationists team from ACNR started implementing a project entitled “Enhancing conservation efforts of Akanyaru and Nyabarongo wetlands in Rwanda " funded by BirdLife-Birdfair under Conservation Leadership Programme ( CLP) , The purpose of the project is to map the current conservation status, threats and action taken to Nyabarongo and Akanyaru wetlands, raise conservation awareness and build capacity on IBAs monitoring.
It is in this framework that, from 20th to 23rd December 2017, The Project team from ACNR, in Collaboration with local conservations NGOs, University students , local leaders and local Community working in and Around Akanyaru and Nyabarongo wetland conducted the field survey on birds and threats in these two mentioned wetlands at 4 sites namely; Kinyovi ( Bugesera District), Rwabusoro ( Nyanza District ), Mugina ( Kamonyi district) and Mageragere( Nyarugenge District). ... See MoreSee Less
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