FONERWA’s Role to Rwanda’s climate change needs shared with Global Environmental Policy Leaders (Rwanda Green Fund - Friday, 23 April 2021) -- Every 22 April of each year, the world celebrates the Earth Day. This becomes a particular time for all human beings to reflect on alarming issues that undermine the beauty of the world and exchange on how the human kind can work together to restore a health planet. Read More
FONERWA and GGGI sign an MoU to promote a green & climate-resilient economy in Rwanda (Rwanda Green Fund - Tuesday, 20 April 2021) -- The National Fund for Environment - FONERWA and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have on Tuesday this week 20th April signed a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) which aimed at strengthening both parties’ further collaboration and cooperation in different areas. Read More
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Akagera News (Akagera National Park - March 2021) -- We welcome you to our first quarterly newsletter of 2021! You will find it filled with updates from the park, special offers, rare sightings, and events from January through March. As usual, the rainy season has arrived however Akagera remains open and conservation activities continue. Read More
Good news for Grauer's gorillas (Eurek Alert - Thursday, 22 April 2021) -- Conservationists are celebrating news that the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has officially recognized three new community-managed forest concessions, collectively called the Nkuba Conservation Area (NCA), giving local communities ownership and management rights over their own forests. Read More
African forest maps reveal areas vulnerable to the effects of climate change (Nature - Wednesday, 21 April 2021) -- An analysis of six million trees reveals spatial patterns in the vulnerability of Central African rainforests to climate change and human activities. The maps generated could be used to guide targeted actions across national boundaries. Read More
What Burkina Faso can teach us about forest restoration (World Economic Forum - Tuesday, 20 April 2021) -- In 2018, the West African country of Burkina Faso committed to restoring 5 million hectares of degraded land by 2030. Read More
Rangers battle human encroachment in Sudan's biggest park (Africa News - Monday, 19 April 2021) -- Tucked away by the Ethiopian border, Sudan's Dinder National Park boasts the country's most diverse wildlife, but rangers face a daily battle to protect it as human encroachment mounts. Read More
Crisis to Opportunity: China Moves Fast to Protect Wildlife (NRDC - Wednesday, 21 April 2021) -- The Covid-19 crisis has prompted us to rethink the relationship between man and nature. Biodiversity protection, including wildlife, and public health issues are receiving increased attention around the world. In response, China accelerated the pace of wildlife protection over the last year, which included the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress adopted a decision to ban the trade of wildlife as food and to tighten its crackdown on illegal wildlife trade (“Decision”). Read More
How to reduce face mask pollution, according to experts (NBC News - Wednesday, 21 April 2021) -- Throughout the past year, face masks have become one of the most prominent symbols of the coronavirus pandemic, both on our faces and, according to experts, in pollution scattered across the planet’s beaches, streets and bodies of water. Oceania, a nonprofit marine conservation advocacy organization, recently conducted research about how many single-use face masks are likely to have entered the world’s oceans in 2020. Read More
Australia to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags, Straws & Utensils by 2025 (Global Citizen - Tuesday, 20 April 2021) -- Australian federal, state and territory leaders agreed to the most comprehensive plan yet to phase out single-use plastics by 2025 during April 15’s national meeting of environment ministers, with harmonised commitments across lightweight plastics bags, straws, utensils and microbeads. Read More
1. Rwanda Green Fund @GreenFundRw: @GGGI_Rwanda Country Representative, @oakdanny: We are thrilled to renew the partnership with #FONERWA today that will yield impactful results towards a green and climate-resilient #Rwanda.
2. REMA Rwanda @REMA_Rwanda: Our Director-General @Juliet_Kabera, today joined postgrads and recent BSc grads @RwandaHerbarium to celebrate #EarthDay2021. This year's theme focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.