Green Rwanda Media Review - 22 February 2021

 

Summary

  • CNN reports about grey crowned crane protection in Rwanda. 
  • Kigali Today reports that Karongi residents are concerned about mining activities that damage their roads.
  • Imvaho Nshya reports that Rwanda is to receive 15MW from Kivu methane gas.
  • The New Times reports that University of Lay Adventists of Kigali students are creating green jobs using 100,000 fruit trees.
  • Read the seventh edition of CoEB's newsletter.

 

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Nyagatare: Abantu 104 bari bafite ikibazo cy’ubutaka barasubijwe (Kigali Today - Sunday, 22 February 2021) -- Ku itariki ya 19 Gashyantare abaturage basaga 104 bari bafite ikibazo cy’ubutaka bahawe mu mudugudu w’Akayange ka kabiri Akagari ka Nyamirama Umurenge wa Karangazi bahawe ibisubizo, basabwa gushaka ibyangombwa vuba no kububyaza umusaruro. Read More
 
Gisagara: Ikiraro gihuza Kansi na Kigembe abagikoresha bacyambuka ku bufindo (Umuseke - Friday, 19 February 2021) -- Ikiraro gihuza Umurenge wa Kansi n’uwa Kigembe giteye impungenge abakinyuraho kuko benshi usanga bakambakamba kugira ngo babashe kwambuka. Read More
 
Rwamagana: Barataka igihombo nyuma y’igihe igishanga bahingagamo kirengewe n’amazi (IGIHE - Friday, 19 February 2021) -- Abahinzi bahinga mu gishanga cy’Akagera kiri hagati y’ AKarere ka Rwamagana n’Akarere ka Bugesera barataka igihombo nyuma y’amezi umunani ashize bahinze imyaka itandukanye muri icyo gishanga ikarengerwa n’amazi bitewe n’imvura nyinshi. Read More
 
Abaturiye ruhurura inyuramo amazi amanuka kuri Mont Kigali baratabaza (Video) (IGIHE - Thursday, 18 February 2021) -- Abaturage bo mu Murenge wa Nyakabanda, Akarere ka Nyarugenge, batuye ku nkengero za ruhurura icamo amazi aturutse ku musozi wa ‘Mont Kigali’, baravuga ko bahangayikiye ubuzima bwabo muri iyi minsi kuko amazi aturuka kuri uwo musozi ari menshi cyane muri ibi bihe by’imvura. Read More
 
How these cranes escaped a life as status symbol pets in Rwanda (CNN - Thursday, 18 February 2021) -- In Rwanda's lush green grasslands, romance isn't dead, but it's had a brush with extinction in recent years. The country's gray crowned cranes -- birds which dance for each other, often pair for life and share chick-raising duties, fell victim to their own popularity. Read More
 
From silverbacks to sips of tea: The ultimate 10-day Rwandan adventure (National Geographic - Wednesday, 17 February 2021) -- The rolling hills of Rwanda’s four national parks await. From the mountain ridges of Volcanoes to the amber savannah of Akagera National Park; from the blue monkeys of Gishwati Mukura to the lush green hills and rainforests of Nyungwe, travelers will find a country as versatile and diverse as their own spirits of adventure. Read More
 
Karongi: Batewe impungenge n’ubucukuzi bw’amabuye y’agaciro bwangiza umuhanda (Kigali Today - Wednesday, 17 February 2021) -- Abakoresha umuhanda Kayenzi-Gasenyi mu murenge wa Gitesi mu Karere ka Karongi, bahangayikishije n’uko uwo muhanda uri kwangizwa n’abakora ubucukuzi bw’amabuye y’agaciro bari kuwusatira, ku buryo nta gikozwe mu maguru mashya mu gihe gito uzaba utakiri nyabagendwa. Read More
 
COVID-19: Visits to Rwanda’s most popular park, Akagera decrease by 68% in 2020 (CNBC Africa - Wednesday, 17 February 2021) -- Revenues from park visits in Rwanda increased by 260 per cent over the past decade before the Covid-19 pandemic came about and severely undermined this growth. In fact, the country’s most visited park Akagera National Park has reported a 68 per cent decrease in visitors in 2020. The park’s Hospitality and Tourism Manager Ian Munyankindi spoke to CNBC Africa for more. Read More
 
Gatsibo: Umuyoboro wa Gihengeri wagejeje amazi meza ku baturage 55,000 (KT Press - Wednesday, 17 February 2021) -- Akarere ka Gatsibo ni kamwe mu Turere tw’Intara y’Iburasirazuba kakunze kugaragaramo ikibazo cy’amazi meza, aho abantu bavomaga amazi y’ibinamba bitaba ibyo bakajya kuyashaka kure, ariko kuri ubu umuyoboro wa Gihengeri wahaye abaturage amazi meza bagera ku bihumbi 55. Read More
 
Abatuburiraga ibigori i Rugende bijejwe gushumbushwa imbuto y’ibishyimbo, imboga n’ifumbire (IGIHE - Wednesday, 17 February 2021) -- Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubuhinzi n’Ubworozi (RAB) kigiye gushumbusha imbuto y’ibishyimbo, umurama w’imboga n’ifumbire abatubuzi b’imbuto y’ibigori bibumbiye muri Koperative COOMESS, bahinga mu Gishanga cya Rugende, batatse igihombo cyatewe n’uko ibigori bahinze byarumbye aho gutanga umusaruro bikibera ibihuhwe. Read More
 
Abantu 34 bamaze guhitanwa n’ibiza kuva uyu mwaka watangira – MINEMA (Kigali Today - Wednesday, 17 February 2021) -- Minisiteri ishinzwe impunzi n’imicungire y’ibiza (MINEMA), ivuga ko kuva mu ntanguriro za Mutarama uyu mwaka kugera kuwa Kabiri tariki ya 16 Gashyantare 2021, abantu 34 ari bo bamaze guhitanwa n’ibiza bikomoka cyane cyane ku mvura nyinshi. Read More also published in Umuseke and IGIHE
 
U Rwanda rugiye kubona izindi MW 15 zivuye muri Gaz Methane (Imvaho Nshya - Tuesday, 16 February 2021) -- Nyuma y’amasezerano y’imyaka 25 u Rwanda ruhagarariwe n’Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ingufu (REG ) rwasinyanye amasezerano n’Ikigo Shema Power Lake Kivu Limited (SPLK ltd) yo gucukura Megawatt (MW) 56  z’ingufu za Gazi Metane (Gaz Methane) mu Kiyaga cya Kivu, kuri ubu u Rwanda rwiteguye kwakira icyiciro cya mbere cy’izo ngufu kigizwe na MW 15. Read More 
 
Fossey Fund and Partners Join Forces to Support Rwanda’s Newest Scientists (The New Times - Tuesday, 16 February 2021) -- When Rwandan Elie Sinayitutse decided to study biology, he probably wasn’t thinking much about poop. But as it turns out, mountain gorilla excrement is a rich source of information for scientists about gorilla health and habits. So when we selected Elie to do his senior thesis research with us, he set out to gather information on scat to help scientists understand how parasites can contaminate gorilla habitat and pass from one gorilla to another. Read More
 

Varsity students join hands to create green jobs using 100,000 fruit trees (The New Times - Tuesday, 16 February 2021) -- At least 17 students-most of them currently at level 1 in environment management and conservation at University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (UNILAK) - have started an initiative to create green jobs among themselves and the community. More Here

 
Ubwiyongere bw’abatekesha gaz buratanga icyizere ku igabanuka ry’ikoreshwa ry’inkwi n’amakara- REG (IGIHE - Friday, 12 February 2021) -- Ikigo cy’Igihugu cy’Ibarurishamibare muri raporo yacyo ya 2016/2017 yasohotse mu 2018 yerekana ko 79,9 % by’ingufu zikenerwa mu guteka zituruka ku bimera. Ingo n’ibigo 15% bikoresha amakara ava mu biti, 83% by’ingo n’ibigo bigakoresha inkwi, 2% bikoresha gaz n’ibindi. Read More
 
Sector Updates
 
CoEB Newsletter- 7th Edition (CoEB - Thursday, 18 February 2021) -- Read More
 
VIDEO: Abasaga miriyoni 3 bahitanwa n'ingaruka z'amazi y'imyanda buri mwaka | Imicungire y'amazi y'imyanda (REMA YouTube Channel - Monday, 15 February 2021) -- Watch Here 
 
Across Africa 
 
Wildlife Trade Drives Declines of Over 60% Species Abundance (Science The Wire - Wednesday, 17 February 2021) -- According to the researchers, at least 100 million plants and animals are internationally trafficked each year and the international wildlife trade is said to be worth between USD 4-20 billion per year. Read More
 
Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa (IPS News - Wednesday, 17 February 2021) -- African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and explosive floods are directly threatening the livelihoods of millions. Read More
 
CONGO BASIN: AFD and FFEM finance adaptation to climate change (Africa 21 - Monday, 15 February 2021) -- The French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) and the French Development Agency (AFD) are awarding two 2 million euro grants to the Congo-Oubangui-Sangha Basin International Commission (Cicos) for a climate change adaptation project in the Congo Basin. This financing will benefit the 10 countries covered by the planet's second green lung with its hydrographic regime. Read More
 
Floating solar panels on 1% of reservoirs ‘could double’ Africa’s hydropower capacity (World Economic Forum - Monday, 15 February 2021) -- Floating solar could be a valuable tool to help African nations expand their power infrastructure sustainably, according to a new study and an energy expert. Read More
 
From Around the World
 

Ten conservation success stories when species came back from the brink (New Scientist - Wednesday, 17 February 2021) -- The blue whale, the mountain gorilla and the European bison are among the animals that have avoided extinction, showing what works to preserve the world’s wildlife. Read More

 
Why Climate Change Vulnerability Is Bad for Sovereign Credit Ratings (International Monetary Fund - Wednesday, 17 February 2021) -- The destruction wrought by heatwaves, droughts, hurricanes, and coastal flooding doesn’t stop with the toll on human lives and livelihoods, it can also have deep consequences for a country’s finances. Read More
 

"We have to go": Climate change driving increased migration from Central America (CBS News - Wednesday, 17 February 2021) -- As the Earth continues to warm, climate disasters are getting more extreme. In 2020, the impact was on vivid display with record-shattering wildfires in the western U.S. and the historic Atlantic hurricane season. Read More

 
Finalists Announced for 2021 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase (UNDP - Tuesday, 16 February 2021) -- Judges and organizers of the 2021 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase have unveiled the finalists of this year’s contest, highlighting 38 outstanding films entered in five categories, selected from a total of 275 entries and 12 films designated for Honorable Mentions. Read More
 
Twitter Highlights
 
1. REMA Rwanda @REMA_RwandaAbasaga miriyoni 3 bahitanwa n'ingaruka z'amazi y'imyanda aba yakoreshejwe mu mirimo itandukanye. Aya mazi akwiye gucungwa neza kuko aba arimo ibinyabutabire bituruka ku miti nk'isabune, bigatuma yangiza ibimera n'urusobe rw'ibinyabuzima.  
 
2. Kicukiro District @KicukiroDistrImirimo yo kugeza amazi meza n'amashanyarazi mu Mudugudu wa Cyankongi mu Murenge wa Masaka utujwemo abaturage batagiraga amacumbi irarimbanije. Ni mu rwego rwo kuwugira icyitegererezo no gukomeza gufasha aba baturage kwiteza imbere.
 
3. Faustin Munyazikwiye @FaustinMUNYAZIKOver the next decade, the country will require approximately $11 billion, made up of $5.7 billion for mitigation and $5.3 billion for adaptation. On how this will be achieved, @cnbcafrica spoke to the CEO of @GreenFundRw, @TeddyMugabo_ @REMA_Rwanda