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Species and Habitat Conservation Coordinator

Phone: +250788988150
Address: Nature Rwanda, NM11 ST Musanze-Rwanda
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Elie SINAYITUTSE is a biology conservationist by academic, interested in biodiversity conservation and research. Elie completed his Bachelor Research on Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda in 2018 under the support of Fossey Fund and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and he has thrived and contributed to various research, peer-led and self-supervised field courses, and has been involved in various project management, community outreach, and raising awareness about biodiversity conservation and socio-economic development as the Honorary Research Fellow in the University of Rwanda’s Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management since 2019. Being passionate about wildlife conservation and research, Elie studied bird diversity, distribution and conservation challenges in different terrestrial landscapes and wetlands in Rwanda in the period of 2019–2021, and he is the main Author of the recent article entitled “Daily defecation outputs of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda” ( and co-authored Farm Inventory Surveys in Rwanda: Bird Data ( Elie has also been a member-organizer of the biannual waterbird monitoring project team in Rwanda since 2021. Currently, Elie SINAYITUTSE is the Species and Habitat Conservation Coordinator at Nature Rwanda.

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