Protected areas of Rwanda

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Protected area highlights for Rwanda (January 31, 2008):

# of
Areas

Area
km2

 

Total Area of nationally recognized protected areas (% of Rwanda's Territorial Area)

5

2,008

7.6%

Note that some protected areas include both terrestrial area and marine area

 

 

 

Nationally recognized protected areas greater than 1,000 km2

1

 

 


Volcans National Park is a World Heritage Site

The latest World Database on Protected Areas reports10 nationally recognized protected areas in Rwanda (5 more than in the summary above):

Site NameIUCN
Designation
Total
Area
(Hectares)
Akagera National ParkII90,000
Akanyaru wetlands-15,389
Cyamudongo Forest Reserve-300
Gishwati Forest ReserveIV600
Mukura Forest ReserveIV1,200
Mutara-
Nyabarongo River Wetlands-14,262
Nyungwe National ParkIV103,000
Rugezi Marsh-1,200
Volcans National ParkII12,000

caption Map of Rwanda. Source: CIA World Factbook

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(2009). Protected areas of Rwanda. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbeeaf7896bb431f6999c1

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