LETTERS: We should all join conservation movement

I thank The New Times for this so much detailed piece. It shows that the writer took his time to research on his article. This is the kind of journalism – that’s detailed, factual and research-based – we should encourage.
Mukura sector residents help to restore a buffer zone around Gishwati-Mukura National Park. The park has been affected by illegal mining. / File.
Mukura sector residents help to restore a buffer zone around Gishwati-Mukura National Park. The park has been affected by illegal mining. / File.

Editor,

RE: “Illegal activities threaten Gishwati-Mukura park conservation” (The New Times, September 27).

 

I thank The New Times for this so much detailed piece. It shows that the writer took his time to research on his article. This is the kind of journalism – that’s detailed, factual and research-based – we should encourage.

 

That said, I want to urge my fellow Rwandans to stand up and join conservation efforts. Figures from RDB clearly show that conservation of our natural resources is benefiting our economy and communities.

 

It is thus our duty to keep working hard to ensure that we maximise benefits and that our parks, reserves and natural resources are wisely exploited.

I commend LAFREC Project and REMA for their efforts in restoring our newest national park: Gishwati-Mukura. It is clear that there are a lot of challenges but if we all pull our efforts together , there is no doubt that we will succeed and that, sooner rather than later, we will start reaping from the national parks through increased tourism revenues.

Bravo REMA and LAFREC Project.

Keep the momentum.

Jane Kamanyana

You want to chat directly with us? Send us a message on WhatsApp at +250 788 310 999    

 

Follow The New Times on Google News