REMA concludes a five-day Biodiversity and Environment Exhibition

The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) through the Biodiversity Finance Initiative Project has on 16th September 2022 concluded a five-day Biodiversity and Environmental Friendly Exhibition held in Musanze District from 12th to 16th September 2022.

The Biodiversity exhibition brought together participants from different stakeholders with interventions in biodiversity conservation at national level, including but not limited to Government institutions, Development Partners, non-government organizations, Academia and Private companies.

This exhibition aimed to communicate biodiversity conservation status at national level, showcase existing investment opportunities in biodiversity and environment friendly initiatives at national level, and share experience and create networks amongst different stakeholders to attract more financing in biodiversity conservation.

Despite ongoing conservation efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide and this decline is projected to continue or worsen under business-as-usual scenarios.

Participants to the exhibition called for a quick action to preserve the biological diversity, as its loss negatively affect life on Earth as “we are all interlinked”.

Rwanda’s development agenda recognizes the important and central role that biodiversity and natural resources play in terms of supporting the country’s economic growth, livelihoods, as well as in the provision of critical ecosystem services such as water, soil erosion and flood control as well as climate change mitigation.

To protect the biodiversity, Rwanda has embarked on boarder to boarder landscape and forest restoration by restoring degraded landscape, forests and wetlands which are habitats for biodiversity.

Participants to the exhibition got an opportunity to visit the Ellen de Generes Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund to learn more about conservation efforts.

View here more photos for the exhibition

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