Saving Rwanda's marsh lands

Rwanda - land of the thousand hills - is promoting hydroelectricity as a means to supply its population with energy. The Rugezi marsh is one of the area's most important ecosystems, and supplies water to its surroundings, including to Ruhondo and Burera lakes. These two lakes play host to some of the country's most important hydropower stations, but suffer from periodic low water and siltation due to severe erosion.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature is restoring degraded landscapes in various ways, including through agroforestry. Newly planted trees can feed cows, provide wood for fuel and help fight erosion.

Ein Film von Julia Henrichmann



6:49 Minutes


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