Commitment to Action

Earthpark-Rwanda Forest Protection Partnership

Commitment by

Government of Rwanda, Earthpark

In 2007, Earthpark, the Government of Rwanda, and Great Ape Trust committed to creating the Rwandan National Conservation Park to conserve tropical forest in Rwanda and to use the park as a base to advance scientific research, promote reforestation, and protect great apes.

As of 2011, Great Ape Trust has scaled the Gishwati Forest by 67 percent and subsequently the chimpanzee population by 34 percent. Additionally, they have strengthened ten local cooperatives, sponsored ecoclubs in schools, and provided overall support that affects lives of 300 people in the local communities.

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Commitment

Earthpark-Rwanda Forest Protection Partnership

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

16-20 years

Region

Africa

Countries

Rwanda

Commitment by

Government of Rwanda, Earthpark

Partner(s)

Susan Neisloss, Media Inquiries, Earthpark, David Oman, Earthpark, David Himbara, Minister of Conservation, Government of Rwanda, Great Ape Trust