Thank you to The Rufford Foundation

Thank you to The Rufford Foundation

Thank you to The Rufford Foundation On February 21st, 2017, Emmanuel BUGINGO, Partners For Conservation Executive Director and Founder was delighted when he received the news from the Rufford Foundation that he won (on behalf of Partners For Conservation)  a conservation award. According to Emmanuel Bugingo, with this award, Partners For Conservation joined a wide community of conservation efforts committed to ensuring a just world by saving biodiversity legacy. He added that, his award is going to help the organization…

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SMALL LIVESTOCK TO SUPPORT ECONOMY AND CONSERVATION

SMALL LIVESTOCK TO SUPPORT ECONOMY AND CONSERVATION

SMALL LIVESTOCK TO SUPPORT ECONOMY AND CONSERVATION In the second half of the 20th century, more and more conflicts between local people and park authorities emerged in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Being confronted with local communities that fought back and NGOs that focused on human rights and justice, conservation agencies gradually started to rethink the fortress approach. They realized that control alone was not sufficient and started looking for ways to integrate human development into conservation. In Rwanda, the…

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ADULT LITERACY FOR CONSERVATION

ADULT LITERACY FOR CONSERVATION

ADULT LITERACY FOR CONSERVATION According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), literacy is the “ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society. Generally, “literacy” also encompasses “numeracy”, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations.  By adult literacy…

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Conservation Through Education of Vulnerable And Marginalized Children

Conservation Through Education of Vulnerable And Marginalized Children

CONSERVATION THROUGH EDUCATION OF VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED CHILDREN A year ago, Partners For Conservation launched the Education For Vulnerable And Marginalized People project. As the name indicates, this goal of this project was to provide school materials for children from vulnerable and marginalized families living in the vicinity of the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. As a pilot, the project targeted 5 children from 5 different families. The project also served as a case study designed to understand why poor,…

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Environmental education: UMURAGE, a booklet that tells you about gorillas and conservation in Rwanda

Environmental education: UMURAGE, a booklet that tells you about gorillas and conservation in Rwanda

Environmental education: UMURAGE, a booklet that tells you about gorillas and conservation in Rwanda Environmental education is a process that allows individuals to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment. As a result, individuals develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions. The components of environmental education are: • Awareness and sensitivity to the environment and environmental challenges • Knowledge and understanding of the…

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Kwita Izina: Where History And Tradition Meet To Celebrate Conservation

Kwita Izina: Where History And Tradition Meet To Celebrate Conservation

KWITA IZINA: WHERE HISTORY AND TRADITION MEET TO CELEBRATE CONSERVATION Kwita Izina is a traditional ceremony organised by Rwandans to celebrate and welcome a newborn in a family. This ceremony consists of offering an opportunity to family members and neighbors to give a name to the new family member. They all meet in the family and each one gives a name of his/her choice. A child can have even more 1,000 names for a large family of 1,000 members. But,…

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Students from the College Track Global Leaders Programme in United States meet Susa villagers

Students from the College Track Global Leaders Programme in United States meet Susa villagers

Students from the College Track Global Leaders Programme in United States meet Susa villagers On June 24th, 2015 at its HQ in Musanze, Partners For Conservation was privileged to host a group of 19 students together with their 3 leaders from the College Track Global Leaders lead by the Global Livingston Institute from Colorado USA. They came to Rwanda from Uganda Kabale district where they were involved in many community activities including a youth summit at Entusi village on Lake…

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From Fortress Conservation the inclusion of people

From Fortress Conservation the inclusion of people

From Fortress Conservation the inclusion of people: The origin of protected area zoning In the second half of the 20th century, more and more conflicts between local people and park authorities emerged in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Being confronted with local communities that fought back and NGOs that focused on human rights and justice, conservation agencies gradually started to rethink the fortress approach. They realized that control alone was not sufficient and started looking for ways to integrate human…

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Partners For Conservation Welcomed Its First Ever Visitors

Partners For Conservation Welcomed Its First Ever Visitors

PARTNERS FOR CONSERVATION WELCOMED ITS FIRST EVER VISITORS On May 30th, 2015, at its HQ in Musanze, Partners For Conservation was privileged to host a group of 25 students from Denver University lead by Global Livingston Institute of Colorado USA. They came to Rwanda from Uganda and were interested in learning what this local NGO does in promotion, protection and conservation of biodiversity, particularly the mountain gorillas, a field that Partners For Conservation’s founder knows very well with more than…

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Education of vulnerable and Historically Marginalized children

Education of vulnerable and Historically Marginalized children

Pilot project: Education of vulnerable and Historically Marginalized children Convinced of the importance of youth in the promotion, protection and conservation of biodiversity, Convinced that the youth needs  a consistent education to play its awaited role; Convinced that education remains a very sensitive issue worldwide in general and in Rwanda in particular as a country trying its best to ensure education for all through various programmes such as 9 and 12 Years Based Education. Nevertheless, the experience has shown that…

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