Instagram – Nov 04, 2020 @ 15:13
Last month, @africanparksnetwork signed the 19th park to come under their management, and the second in Rwanda: the beautiful Nyungwe.
The park is largest remaining tract of forest in Rwanda and one of the oldest rainforests in Africa. It also feeds two of the world’s largest rivers, the Congo and the Nile, and is home to 25% of the entire continent’s primate species!
It is imperative that the wildlife of Nyungwe is restored and protected to ensure the long-term ecological, social and economic sustainability of both the park and the surrounding communities, and we are looking forward to seeing the partnership develop. Congratulations @africanparksnetwork !
Posted @withregram • @africanparksnetwork Did you know that Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda was the 19th park to join our management portfolio?
On October 7th, African Parks signed a management agreement with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) for Nyungwe, securing one of Africa’s most important Afromontane rainforests. Occupying an area of 1,019 km2, the park harbours a wealth of biodiversity including 25% of Africa’s primate species and more than 1,000 plant, 96 mammal and 300 bird species. Following our decade-long partnership with the RDB for @akagerapark, Nyungwe is the second park in the country to fall under our management. With the Government’s exemplary commitment to Nyungwe, this hopeful new chapter will ensure the long-term protection of this biodiversity hotspot, optimise its exceptional potential for conservation-based tourism and secure lasting benefits for people and wildlife in Rwanda.
This is possible thanks to the core financial support of the RDB, @wyss_campaign, Rob and Melani Walton Foundation, the players of the @peoplespostcodelottery and Fondation Segré.
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