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2018 Baby Gorillas Naming highlights Rwanda’s conservation gains

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced that the 2018 Baby Gorillas naming ceremony will be held under the theme ‘Conservation is Life’ and the naming ceremony will take place in Kinigi at the foothill of volcanoes, Northern Province on 7th September2018.
Known as Kwita Izina, a uniquely Rwandan event, was introduced in 2005 with the aim of creating awareness of conservation efforts for the endangered mountain gorilla.
23 infant mountain gorillas will be named this year.
Also Community projects in Kitabi Sector, Nyamagabe District and Ndego Sector, Kayonza District will be launched on 27, July and 5, September.
This event is expected to attract high personalities from various parts of the world who will join the local community to celebrate the gains from these Mountain Gorillas.
According to organizers, the event may be attended by Arsenal players.
This year Rwanda signs an Agreement with Arsenal Football Club to promote the Rwanda’s Tourism sector.
As a result of conservation efforts such as Kwita Izina, the population of the endangered mountain gorilla has increased to 604 in 2016 in the Virunga Massif compared to 480 in 2010.
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