Reference : Les aires protégées dans la tourmente. Evolution de la situation de 1990 à 1996
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Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
Les aires protégées dans la tourmente. Evolution de la situation de 1990 à 1996
Bouché, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels >]
Cahiers d'Ethologie
Université de Liège. Institut de Zoologie
[fr] aires naturelles protégées ; protection de la vie sauvage ; guerre et conservation ; Rwanda
[en] The Akagera National Park (ANP) and the Volcano National Park (VNP) are the
main protected areas in Rwanda. Following civil war that bloodstained the country since
1990, the destiny of these two parks diverged. The VNP, dedicated to the conservation of
one of the last population of mountain gorillas and of their habitat, recovered somehow
the same situation as before the war despite some gorillas were lost. The ANP, on the other
hand, has been invaded by large herds of domestic cattle, which resulted in serious injuries
at its integrity. It seems that two-thirds of the park are on the way to be sacrificed and will
be devoted to human and cattle settlement. The fate of the remaining third is still
undecided. About 63 years after the park was created, the golden era of this protected area
of international reputation seems close to an end... But it is the conservationists' duty to
carry on.
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