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Rugezi Marsh Ecotourism

Rugezi Marsh Ecotourism



 
 
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THE RUGEZI MARSH ECOTOURISM PROJECT 

The Rugezi Marsh is a 26 sq. mile / 6,700 hectare wetland forming part of the headwaters of the Nile River; and is home to a wide diversity of bird species. In 2010, the Rwanda Environment Management Authority designated the marsh as a Protected Area and has forbidden people to enter the marsh to farm. This action, while merited for conservation purposes, removes livelihood opportunities for people who live around the marsh. The Rugezi Marsh Volunteer Housing Project is the first phase of a multi-year project to address this issue. The plan is to gradually introduce eco-tourism activities to the area, while working with local communities to preserve the marsh and create a sanctuary for the native Grey Crowned Crane in accordance to guidelines established by the Rwanda Development Board. We are proud to have the opportunity to work on this project with the Endangered Wildlife Trust in Rwanda and the International Crane Foundation. 

 
 

 

PROJECT DATA

 

SPECIFICATIONS

LOCATION

Ruhurura Sector, Burera District, Northern Province, Rwanda

 

PROGRAM

Regional Landscape Masterplan

Ecotourism Center

Volunteer Housing

Educational Facilities

Environmentally Sensitiveness Circulation Infrastructure

 

SIZE

TBD

 

STATUS

Phase 01 | Research & Site Analysis 

 

FUNDING

Endangered Wildlife Trust & International Crane Foundation

 

PROJECT TEAM

DESIGN

James Setzler | Design Principal

Yutaka Sho | Design Principal

Michael Beaman | Design Principal

Zaneta Hong | Design Principal

 

FUNDING

Endangered Wildlife Trust & International Crane Foundation