KINIGI RESEARCH CENTER AND COMMUNITY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS
We have established a conservation research center in Kinigi that will focus on how strict protectionism, protected-area community outreach programs, resource extraction, co-management schemes, integrated conservation and development, and citizen-science initiatives can be harnessed to help in conservation efforts around Volcanoes National Parks.
Our research initiatives will also focus on how responsible tourism can thrive around the parks while overlooked animals like bats, amphibians, other small animals, and endangered plant species can be preserved. Our initiatives will not only assist the researchers, the university students and those interested in research-based environmental and conservation issues, but also educate the local community living around the parks about different species found in there and how they can help protect them.
The Red Rocks Initiatives plan is to work together with different conservation and research institutions, universities and tertiary institutions, schools, and well-wishers with the aim of further consolidating our conservation efforts.