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Promoting Mountain Gorilla Conservation Through Education & Community Initiatives in Rwanda

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Amy Clanin and Valerie Akuredusenge will talk about the Art of Conservation's (AoC) year-long conservation and health education program for students attending primary schools bordering the park.
When Jul 17, 2012
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where World Wildlife Fund, US 1250 24th Street, NW Washington, DC 20037
Contact Name
Contact Phone 202-560-2040
Attendees Amy Clanin
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This innovative and comprehensive program engages children inside and outside the classroom, instilling a greater understanding of and compassion for nature and wildlife. The speakers will also discuss AoC's lessons on staying healthy and one health approach, which address the possibility of disease transmission between people and mountain gorillas living side-by-side at the national park.

Additionally, the presenters will focus on sharing information about AoC's community conservation initiatives and local partners, including their Save The Forests Briquette Initiative to combat charcoal production and deforestation in the mountain gorilla habitat, as well as their Sports for Gorillas Activities, which encourage healthy living habits and unite communities in safeguarding Rwanda's parks and wildlife.

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