GISHWATI-MUKURA NATIONAL PARK

GISHWATI-MUKURA NATIONAL PARK

Giswati –Mukura is the newest national park in Rwanda,it’s a home of chimpanzees and hundreds bird species.those 2 neighbor forests that were combined to make the park(gishwati was bigger and mukura was smaller)both of them cover a total of 34 square kilometers plus a buffer zone.The forests are location along the albertine Rift in the west of the country on a ridge that separates the congo and Nile water catchment zones.it is made up of 60 different tree species,including native hard woods and bamboo.
A GROUP OF 20 chimpanzees lives in Gishwati with Golden monkeys,l’hoest’s monkeys and blue monkeys,birds are well represented as well with 232 species seen in Gishwati and 163 seen in Mukura,including Albertine Rift endemic and forests specialists.
The park is now undergoing a large –scale landscape,restoration project,a guided nature walk hike,guided chimps and momkeys trekking,watching and visit to the waterfalls are also among the park’s activities which are set to begin in 2019.
Resettlement,illegal mining in the mineral-rich forest and animal rearing all contributed to the area’s rear-depletion,the establishment of its national park designation in number of trees in order to promote soil fertility,stablise slopes and control stream flow it will also help to improve the live hoods of the people who live in the surrounding areas,giving the forest a better chance of regeneration in long run as well as the ability to boost living standards,a farm stay,a live cultural dance, handcrafts,beekeeping,tea plantation tour, and the opportunity to learn from traditional healers who employ natural plants to supplement modern medicine and synthesized pharmaceuticals among the community based activities.

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