Restoring and Protecting Amasangano confluence wetland zone in Rwanda for Enhanced Ecological Integrity and Sustainable Community Livelihoods
by The Albertine Rift Conservation Siciety (ARCOS Network)
The confluence zone of Kagera River, a place called “Amasangano” joins waters from River Nyabarongo and River Akanyaru, both meeting in south-eastern Rwanda. It is part of Akanyaru and Nyabarongo wetlands, an Important Bird Area and Freshwater Key Biodiversity Area and has great potential for ecotourism promotion.
However, the area is dominated by unsustainable activities. Engaging local community in restoration of this area is a key to success and sustainability. The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS Network) proposes to build on ongoing efforts with local government and local community to support restoration, protection and sustainable economic solutions through ecotourism.
Below the flyer that was made to inform government officials. A flyer in the local language Kinyarwanda will be made available to the communities.