Gishwati Forest

Gishwati Forest

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gishwati Forest is a protected reserve in the north-western part of Rwanda, not far from Lake Kivu. The reserve's forests were largely intact in 1978, and substantial forest cover still remained in 1986. During the Rwandan Genocide, wave after wave of refugees arrived in Gishwati Forest and began clearing it, often for subsistence farming. By 2001, only a small circular patch of native forest remained, 1500 acres of the forest's original 250,000. In addition to tremendous loss of biodiversity, the region experiences soil erosion and degradation and landslides.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613585965X
  • 9786135859652