Home > Grants > Grantee Projects > Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into mining in Gishwati area, Rwanda
Group of people walking on hill, forest in background.
© Forest of Hope, Rwanda
Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Mining in Gishwati Area, Rwanda
Grantee Name: 
Forest of Hope Association
Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy

Continue to manage Gishwati-Mukura National Park, with a focus on discouraging illegal mining within the park and on improving the practices of legal mining operations on the park’s borders. Better practice by the legal operations will decrease sediment flow into the Sebeya River, which flows into Lake Kivu and itself is a freshwater Key Biodiversity Area.

Strategic Direction: 1 Mainstream biodiversity into wider development policies, plans and projects to deliver the co-benefits of biodiversity conservation, improved local livelihoods and economic development in priority corridors.