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PIC’s involvement in this area has helped both protect the forest (habitat for 13 primate species) and provide a fruitful source of income for the people in the villages that share the forest.

The Bee Project

Traditional hives used fires to create smoke  to calm the bees, which often resulted in forest fires. With PIC’s help new methods have been introduced that have put an end to the fires and increased honey output 50 percent.  

The Stove Project

Burning wood to keep a traditional  household  stove  in operation, consumed a large amount of wood taken from the forest. PIC funded the construction of new stoves that reduced the use of wood by 75 percent.

For more information about Nyungwe Forest Conservation in Rwanda, please visit their Web page on the Columbus Zoo Web site.            

For more information about Partners In Conservation, please contact Mayme Norman at or visit their Web site.

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