The RDB is the government agency responsible for managing Rwanda’s national parks and protected areas. Its mission is to transform Rwanda into a dynamic hub for business, investment and innovation, with a mission to fast-track economic development in Rwanda by enabling private sector growth. We began our work with RDB in Akagera National Park in 2010.
Howard G. Buffett Foundation
The Howard G. Buffett Foundation seeks to catalyse transformational change, particularly for the world’s most impoverished and marginalised populations. The Foundation views its resources as rare risk capital that can improve conditions and create change in the most difficult circumstances and geographies. The Foundation has provided critical support towards tourism and critically endangered species and habitats in Akagera National Park in Rwanda, including funding the reintroduction of rhinos, a helicopter as well as general support.
Stichting Natura Africae
Stichting Natura Africae is a charitable foundation established by Jan Verhagen, a Dutch entrepreneur, in 2017. Natura Africae is dedicated to the conservation of national parks and protected areas in Africa. Herein, it recognises the reciprocal relationship between the livelihoods of local communities and the successful protection of an ecosystem’s wildlife. The foundation provided EUR5 million in 2018 to start off a long-term commitment to African Parks withrecurring allocations to Liuwa Plain National Park and the Bangweulu Wetlands in Zambia.
The Wyss Foundation is a private charitable foundation dedicated to supporting innovative, lasting solutions that improve lives, empower communities, and strengthen connections to the land. The Foundation supports Akagera, Liwonde, Majete and Nkhotakota, and as part of a ground-breaking commitment of US$65 million in the form of challenge grants for five new parks, supports Pendjari National Park in Benin and Bazaruto Archipelago National Park in Mozambique.
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