The GVTC Meeting in Kigali Rwanda

The Uganda Wildlife Authority, the Congolese institute for Nature Conservation and the Rwanda Tourism Board are now meeting in Rwanda to discuss the way forward on the treaty they drafted, conservation concerns in national parks around all the three countries.

These three organization in 1991 agreed to form what is now know as the Greater Virunga Trans-boundary Collaboration( GVTC).  The main aim of formulating this organization was to promote conservation of the mountain gorillas in Virunga mountains region which is shared 3 countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.  Within this region 3 national parks (Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes National Par and the Virunga national Park) stand.

The executive secretary of GVTC will also be standing down and his replacement will be named during this meeting. Mwadha will officially handover his post in pursuit for a better job.

Also in the case of improving security in the parks there will be major discussions on deploying more trained rangers. The meeting is expected to cover the work plan and budget for the year.