Saving Nature’s Clean-Up Crew: Save The Vultures
21 May-21

Saving Nature’s Clean-Up Crew: Save The Vultures

At Nature Rwanda, we know the importance of educating children. We trust that incorporating informal settings into traditional classroom practices is a wonderful and unforgettable opportunity for young people people to become involved in environmental conservation, showing them that by working together, we can ensure a sustainable future. In this regard, Nature Rwanda organized a conservation talk on the Endangered Vulture species at Gataraga primary school in conjunction with the 2021 Celebration of Endangered Species Day. The presentation highlighted the threats posed to that vulture

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Awarding Winners of the Wetlands and Biodiversity Talent Competition
27 May-21

Awarding Winners of the Wetlands and Biodiversity Talent Competition

Nature Rwanda is working hard to ensure the ecological integrity and economic sustainability of a network of intact and well-functioning biodiversity crucial to Rwanda and its people. Through Eco-club initiatives, we hope to demonstrate these relationships and highlight the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services– especially their role as key habitats for endangered species. A shift in perspective, attitude, and behavior is required to accurately reflect their significance. To convey this, Nature Rwanda hosted an award ceremony to recognize the winners of the Wetlands and

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Celebrating Earth Day Outdoors
22 Apr-21

Celebrating Earth Day Outdoors

At Nature Rwanda; we believe that by educating children and assisting them in understanding how their actions– no matter how small– can positively impact the natural environment, they will be better placed to protect the future of the natural world. Earth Day is April 22nd, and to commemorate its 51st anniversary, we are organizing an outdoor study in the wilderness at Mpenge River with primary students. We will highlight the latest threats to our planet, ranging from habitat destruction to climate change and plastic pollution.

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Environmental Education for Eco-Club Students
07 Mar-20

Environmental Education for Eco-Club Students

As a part of the Environmental Education Program, Nature Rwanda worked with the Eco-Club at Rwahi TVET School in promoting gardening, agro-forestry, and fruit tree growth. This Eco-Club is one of the clubs which neighbors a threatened 'Important Biodiversity Area' supported by Nature Rwanda. The tree planting activity is organized with the aim of giving students an opportunity to get hands-on experience in addressing world environmental conservation issues at an early stage. It uses informal learning practices to equips participants with techniques to work as

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Hygiene and Sanitation Workshop for Mpenge River Local Conservation Volunteers
10 Nov-20

Hygiene and Sanitation Workshop for Mpenge River Local Conservation Volunteers

Conservation Volunteers play a crucial role in conservation practices. They are used as a labor source but primarily their function is personal education and empowerment. Through the project; “Integrated restoration and management of Mpenge Rivers, for improved biodiversity conservation and natural resource management”. Nature Rwanda organized a two-day training of 20 Local Conservation Volunteers of Mpenge River for creating awareness among the community about diseases related to hygiene, sanitation, and water as well as the significance of household hygiene to sustainable management of Mpenge river,

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Agro-ecology Workshop for Women and Youth
23 Mar-21

Agro-ecology Workshop for Women and Youth

In partnership with the local administration, Nature Rwanda is organizing a two-day workshop on agro-ecology for two groups of 25 women and 25 youth each, who practice agriculture around the Mpenge river. This comes in time the river is vulnerably affected by unsustainable agriculture including the encroachment, and agriculture-based pollution. The workshop is aimed at raising awareness on agro-ecology practice among small-scale farmers around the Mpenge river for enhancing their farming technics to improved crop yield, and improved livelihoods leading to the sustainable conservation of

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Training Workshop for Eco-Mentors
22 Feb-20

Training Workshop for Eco-Mentors

We are organizing a workshop for 25 teachers who are mentors of environmental clubs in their schools. In this context, we invited 3 teachers and their headteachers from Gicaca Primary School, Kigusa Primary School, Rulindo Primary, and Rwahi Secondary School. This workshop intends to build the capacity of teachers and increase the quantity and quality of environmental education with special emphasis on the wetlands ecosystem of Akanyaru and Nyabarongo wetlands. The training does not only inform about issues related to wetlands conservation but also investigates

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