2018 United Nations List of Protected Areas of Rwanda

Information extracted from the July 2018 WDPA release

This list was compiled from data based on the July 2018 version of the WDPA. In addition to protected areas with spatial data in the WDPA, the 2018 version of the UN List includes sites for which no spatial data is available but which have been provided by the relevant country. Management effectiveness information is extracted from GD-PAME. Both databases are updated and released via www.protectedplanet.net on a monthly basis. The depiction and use of boundaries and related data shown on maps are not guaranteed to be error free nor do they necessarily imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.
Designation Type/ Designation in English / Name of Protected Areas Status Year of designation Area (km2) IUCN category PAME methodology Year of PAME assessment
Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance
Rugezi-Bulera-Ruhondo Designated 2005 0.00 Not Reported Not Reported 0
UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve
Parc national des Volcans Designated 1983 160.00 Not Applicable GOBI Survey 2006
Forest Reserve
Gishwati Designated 1933 14.39 IV Not Reported 0
Mukura Designated 1933 19.87 IV Not Reported 0
National Park
Akagera Designated 1934 1121.93 II Birdlife IBA 2013
Nyungwe Designated 1933 1019.00 IV Birdlife IBA; METT 2013; 2004
Volcans Designated 1929 160.00 II Birdlife IBA; METT 2001; 2004
Other Area
Akanyaru wetlands Proposed 0 153.89 Not Reported Not Reported 0
Nyabarongo River Wetlands Proposed 0 142.62 Not Reported Not Reported 0
Rugezi Marsh Proposed 0 12.00 Not Reported Not Reported 0