Rwanda Environment Management Authority in collaboration with City of Kigali under the National Urban Eco-tourism parks are executing a project of creating an eco-tourism Park worth about $5.2 million, that seeks to provide an urban recreational space, restore the hydrological functioning and increase its biodiversity. Director General of REMA, Coletha U. Ruhamya joins CNBC Africa for more.
Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research says the current fire in the Amazon rainforest is burning at its highest rate. It is source of concern for scientist and climate change enthusiast all over the world. To discuss this story, Desmond Majekodunmi, Environmentalist and Founder of Lufasi Urban Forest Park joins CNBC Africa for more.
Africa has put in place various mechanisms to tackle poaching, habitat degradation, illegal resource extraction, among other challenges facing conservation. Ned Horning, Scientist and Director of Biodiversity and Informatics at the American Museum of Natural History believe that technology can hugely boost conservation efforts on the continent if leveraged.