Olivier Nsengimana | Conserving Wildlife in Rwanda
Nov 25, 2020 9:00 - 9:45
(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time
Event URL: https://www.exploringbytheseat.com/lesson/explorer-classroom-field-olivier-nsengimana/
Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants
Dr. Olivier Nsengimana is a Rwandan veterinarian who designed and implemented a unique conservation project to save his country’s endangered grey crowned crane by working to abolish its illegal trade. He began the project in 2014 after winning the Rolex Awards for Enterprise–Young Laureate, Environment honor for his efforts to protect this amazing species. He has since established the Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association (RWCA), a nonprofit dedicated to expanding research and conservation projects connected to endangered or threatened species in Rwanda, including the grey crowned cranes. To combat the threats to grey crowned cranes, RWCA works closely with the Rwandan government and other partners to raise awareness about their conservation status and the laws protecting them. Prior to founding RWCA, Nsengimana worked for Gorilla Doctors as a field veterinarian, providing life-saving veterinary care to critically endangered wild mountain gorillas.