Wetlands

Rwanda secures funds to restore Kigali’s degraded wetlands

Funding from Global Environment Facility (GEF) through World Bank will help restore degraded wetlands in the City of Kigali, the country’s environmental watchdog has said. According to Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), the unspecified funding will help restore Gikondo...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 2:24pm

Over 40% of Rwanda’s wetlands ‘lost their pristine nature’

A new survey has found that integrity status of Rwanda’s wetlands and their biodiversity is at about 60 per cent meaning that over 40 per cent have lost their quality due to encroachment. The survey, dubbed “Wetlands Biodiversity and Ecological Integrity Assessment”, was...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 2:53pm

Swamps are to Rwanda what kidneys are to humans - Minister

The Minister of Environment, Jeanne D’Arc Mujawamariya, has warned people and institutions against dumping soil and garbage in vacated wetlands. She sounded the warning  Monday while visiting the former industrial zone in Gikondo which is being vacated for environmental...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 5:00pm