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Rwanda Project – Volcanoes National Park

Baby Gorilla - Rwanda Project

Rwanda Project

Volcanoes National Park

More than a third of the world’s remaining 1,063 mountain gorillas are found in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The Rwanda Project – Volcanoes National Park comprises 178 acres bordering the National Park and conservation efforts focus on ensuring that the area is successfully restored through active reforestation with local indigenous trees. Acting as a critical buffer between the Park and agricultural land, the Rwanda Project also aims to increase the habitat of the mountain gorillas and provide a refuge for unique species of fauna and flora in the region – including forest elephants and buffalo, birds, and reptiles, and even endemic orchids.

Rwanda Project - Volcanoes National Park

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Akarabo Nursery & Garden in Rwanda

Rwanda Project
Rwanda Project
African Wildlife Conservation
Since 2017, the Rwanda Project - Volcanoes National Park has collaborated with neighboring communities to restore the former pasture around Volcanoes National Park to create a critical buffer zone between agricultural lands and the Park.

Ansellia Africana (the Leopard Orchid) in Rwanda

Rwanda Project
Rwanda Project
African Wildlife Conservation
The genus Ansellia was described by John Lindley and named in honor of the English assistant botanist, John Ansell, who discovered a specimen of Ansellia Africana in 1841 on a trip to the former Fernando Po Island off the coast of West Africa.

Biodiversity Monitoring in Rwanda

Rwanda Project
Rwanda Project
African Wildlife Conservation
Camera traps Installed in agreement with Volcanoes National Park, these monitor wildlife entering the property and determine how and when they make use of the additional wildlife refugia area.

The Orchid Project in Rwanda

Rwanda Project
Rwanda Project
African Wildlife Conservation
With the establishment of a comprehensive collection of indigenous orchids from the region, this unique initiative – a collaboration with Michael Tibbs (an internationally renowned orchid specialist), the Rwandan Development Board, Volcanoes National Park, and the University of Kigali’s Musanze Campus – is set to leave a lasting legacy.

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