The Government of Rwanda looks forward to welcoming participants to the first international research conference on biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resource management in Rwanda.
Bringing together both leading national and international conservation and natural resource management professionals, the conference will provide a forum for the exchange of research findings and ideas focusing on the importance of knowledge based approaches for the long term conservation of biodiversity.
Through a network of national parks, water bodies and lands, Rwanda hosts a wealth of biodiversity and natural resources. Many endangered fauna and flora are part of trans-boundary ecosystems; threatened wetland networks and highland forests are important catchments for the Nile and Congo rivers. This gives a truly international dimension to conservation and natural resource management in Rwanda.
The success of the conference will be a cornerstone in the use of research information to inform and develop sound policies and practices towards biodiversity conservation and natural resource management in Rwanda.