PARTNERS FOR CONSERVATION officially launched “Improving Marginalized People’s Initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation: Case of Women Conserving the Volcanoes National Park through Weaving” project

PARTNERS FOR CONSERVATION officially launched “Improving Marginalized People’s Initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation: Case of Women Conserving the Volcanoes National Park through Weaving” project

PARTNERS FOR CONSERVATION officially launched “Improving Marginalized People’s Initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation: Case of Women Conserving the Volcanoes National Park through Weaving” project The project called “Improving Marginalized People’s Initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation: Case of Women Conserving the Volcanoes National Park through Weaving”, is a Rufford Small Grants funded project implemented by Partners for Conservation. It aims at contributing to the mitigation of human pressure on Volcanoes National park by engaging women in income generating activities through weaving. The project…

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Partners for Conservation and Plant for the Planet join efforts for climate justice

Partners for Conservation and Plant for the Planet join efforts for climate justice

Partners for Conservation and Plant for the Planet join efforts for climate justice Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (decades to millions of years). Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions (more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in…

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PARTNERS FOR CONSERVATION AND ARTEFACT HANDS IN HANDS FOR A LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP

PARTNERS FOR CONSERVATION AND ARTEFACT HANDS IN HANDS FOR A LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP

PARTNERS FOR CONSERVATION AND ARTEFACT HANDS IN HANDS FOR A LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP Last month Partners for Conservation was happy to start a new cooperation with ARTEFACT, who will send volunteers to work at Partners for Conservation for a period of twelve months.  ARTEFACT is a German non-profit organization, dedicated to the application and dissemination of economically viable, ecologically and socially appropriate technologies for regionally and internationally sustainable development. ARTEFACT, a centre for sustainable development, has been registered as sending organization…

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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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