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Batwa of Rwanda

Cross-cutting Efforts to Integrate the Marginalized Batwa People

Cross-cutting Efforts to Integrate the Marginalized Batwa People

Batwa of Rwanda

“To be marginalized” in a Rwandan society means that you don’t have access to opportunities as other members of your community, and that lack of equal opportunity persists from generation to generation. What it feels like, day-to-day, is that your children are not able to freely play with your neighbor’s children, or that you are

Kwita Izina

24 Gorillas Named at Kwita Izina Gives More Hope to Gorilla Tourism

24 Gorillas Named at Kwita Izina Gives More Hope to Gorilla Tourism

Kwita Izina

A few months ago Rwanda named twenty four baby mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park an event which stimulated Rwanda gorilla tourism in the whole world. Rwanda its self expects to receive more tourists taking gorilla safaris in 2016 and the years to come because the ceremony will always be celebrated. The birth of

Virunga Gorillas

Mountain Gorilla Population Rises

Mountain Gorilla Population Rises

Virunga Gorillas

Mountain gorillas are regarded as the second close cousins to man after the chimpanzee and they share almost 97% of human genes. Over the past years these apes where threatened most especially by humans who used to hunt them for trade meat and medicines and deforestation for settlement and agriculture was the order of the

Rwanda Gorillas

Tracking Gorillas Twice in Rwanda

Tracking Gorillas Twice in Rwanda

Rwanda Gorillas

Rwanda is a home to over 380 mountain gorillas in the world without including the half of the entire population which is found in Uganda at both Bwindi forest and Mgahinga national park a place where silver meets gold. Of Late the country’s gorilla park Volcanoes National Park has 10 habituated gorilla families and only

18 Baby Mountain Gorillas Named at 2015 Kwita Izina

18 Baby Mountain Gorillas Named at 2015 Kwita Izina

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Rwanda celebrated the birth of 18 baby gorillas at the 10th anniversary of Kwita Izina. The annual naming ceremony of the rare mountain gorillas took place on July 3rd 2015 at the slopes of Volcanoes National Park at Kinigi in the north western part of Rwanda. More than 40,000 residents from Rwanda and visitors from

Volcanoes National Park Gets Modern Tools

Volcanoes National Park Gets Modern Tools

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The Congo Basin Ecosystems Conservation (PACEBCO), in partnership with Rwanda Natural Resources Authority donated modern tools worth Rwf118 Million to Rwanda Development Board to enhance capacity in protection of wild animals in the park. The tools worth Rwf118m were provided by Congo Basin Ecosystems Conservation (PACEBCo), in partnership with Rwanda Natural Resources Authority. Among the

For Rwanda, More Mountain Gorillas Mean more Revenues

For Rwanda, More Mountain Gorillas Mean more Revenues

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At the foot of the Virunga Volcanic Mountains, Northern Rwanda, thousands of villagers gather to celebrate the birth of 18 mountain gorilla newborns just meters from the bambooforest up in the hills. Hundreds of tourists and foreign dignitaries attend the annual baby gorilla naming ceremony, locally known as KwitaIzina. Local foods are prepared. Chefs roast fresh goat

Rwanda’s Exotic Gorilla Named “Cute one” by Microsoft’s Bill Gates

Rwanda’s Exotic Gorilla Named “Cute one” by Microsoft’s Bill Gates

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Musanze, Rwanda, 30th June, 2014:For a decade, the African nation of Rwanda has celebrated the mountain Gorillas, rare and endangered primates, through a colourful naming ceremony called “Kwita Izina”. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the global event, and Rwanda has a conservation story to tell about these rare primates. Naming and conserving mountain Gorillas

Rwanda to Hold 10th Annual Kwita Izina

Rwanda to Hold 10th Annual Kwita Izina

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Rwanda will hold the tenth annual Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony on 1 July 2014 at the Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi. This year, 18 baby mountain gorillas will be named as part of ongoing conservation efforts to protect Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas. The event will bring together over 5,000 residents of Musanze District as

Dian Fossey Centre Rwanda

Visit Dian Fossey Centre in Volcanoes National Park

Visit Dian Fossey Centre in Volcanoes National Park

Dian Fossey Centre Rwanda

Dian Fossey came to Rwanda to study gorillas in 1967, after the political climate in Congo became unwelcoming. She set up a campsite for research and named it Karisoke, as the center is called today. When Fossey was here, the mountain gorilla population was in decline. Most of the great ape species are, Bonilla said.