Natural Resource Use

Despite their biological and economic value, the montane forests of Rwanda have been under immense pressure from nearby communities in search of forest resources and land for agriculture as a result of exceptionally high human population densities. Natural resource use in the park includes bamboo cutting, tree cutting, honey collection,  mining, and poaching of mammals. Duiker densities are very low as a result; buffalo were extirpated in the early 1980s, and the last elephants were shot in 1999 during a period of instability.

Latest Publications

Biodiversity surveys of the Nyungwe Forest Reserve

Author(s): Andrew J. Plumptre, Michel Masozera, Peter J. Fashing, Alastair McNeilage, Corneille Ewango, Beth A. Kaplin, and Innocent Liengola

Factsheet WCS- Community entreprise development

Author(s): Wildlife Conservation Society- Rwanda
Year: 2008

Factsheet WCS- Conservation education and outreach program

Author(s): Wildlife Conservation Society- Rwanda
Year: 2010

Factsheet WCS- Institutional capacity building

Author(s): Wildlife Conservation Society- Rwanda
Year: 2010

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