Monday, 21 March 2016
The President Of The Wildlife Conservation Society Commends Rwanda’s Conservation Efforts
Dr. Cristián Samper, the Wildlife Conservation Society President commended the Rwanda’s government efforts regarding the conservation of wildlife and the promotion of Rwanda Safaris.
Samper has been on a five (5) days safari in Rwanda visiting the range of attractions that the country has to offer including Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park where Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking safaris and Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris take place respectively.
The conservation chief along with his team called for the regional effort combination as regards building of sustainable tourism. The rising conservation challenges would definitely require cross border collaboration and consultation to ensure the continued survival of endangered species like the mountain gorillas always explored on gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda along with other wild game.
The increasing demand in the tourism sector requires concerted efforts or else the conservation efforts will be compromised. This was according to the President’s observation. However, Rwanda won his impression and he called upon other countries to borrow a leaf from the Rwandan model. The destination Rwanda is doing well in matters of Peace and Security which is very crucial as regards the Rwanda Safaris and the hospitality development.
Rwanda features a range of protected areas including Nyungwe Forest National Park which generates the 40% of the water used in Rwanda, a home to the endangered species including the Chimpanzees and has succeeded in community collaboration and increasing the community conservation benefits. With its success, the Wildlife Conservation reaffirmed the continued support to the conservation initiatives in the park.
Unlike in other global destinations where the cases of severe poaching and smuggling are rampant, Rwanda registers a low wildlife pressure even when the issues like high population figures, inadequate expert human resource and absence of proper infrastructure still exist.
The Wildlife Conservation Society commenced its operations in Rwanda in the year 1959 and has from then been providing financial and technical assistance up to today. The organization is global and operates in 60 countries.