April 20, 2024

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Youth Volunteers join REMA and City of Kigali to Restore Wetlands in the Heart of Rwanda’s Capital

KIGALI, Rwanda – In a bid to preserve and protect the vital wetlands in Gikondo, Rwampara, Rugenge-Rwintare, Kibumba, and Nyabugogo, the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), alongside the City of Kigali and Youth Volunteers, has launched an ambitious campaign. Titled “Youth Engagement in Restoration of Wetlands in the City of Kigali,” the initiative aims to raise awareness about the importance of restoring these ecosystems.

With the participation of 300 enthusiastic young volunteers from across Kigali, this campaign marks a significant step towards rejuvenating and preserving the wetlands that play a crucial role in the city’s ecological balance.

The restoration of these wetlands is not only essential for environmental sustainability but also for the well-being of the local communities. By actively engaging in the initial phases of restoration, the youth volunteers will provide valuable information and encourage community members to actively participate in the rehabilitation efforts.

Wetlands are vital ecosystems that provide numerous benefits such as water filtration, flood control, carbon sequestration, and habitat for diverse plant and animal species. However, over time, these wetlands have faced numerous challenges due to urbanization and human activities.

The campaign aims to address these challenges by promoting sustainable practices and fostering a sense of responsibility towards the environment among residents and stakeholders.

With the launch of “Youth Engagement in Restoration of Wetlands in the City of Kigali,” a new chapter in the conservation of Rwanda’s wetlands has begun. Through collective efforts and community engagement, these valuable ecosystems can thrive once again, ensuring a sustainable future for both nature and the people of Kigali.

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