Forests of Rwanda

Forests of Rwanda

forests in rwanda

Forests cover approximately 480,000 ha in Rwanda, about 20% of the total land area. The vast majority of this is woodland (15%), while the rest is tropical moist forest (5%) and forest.

Forests are the habitat for wildlife; Rwanda is home to 96 mountain gorilla other species of mammals along with 665 birds, 31 amphibians, 206 reptiles, and 2,288 species of plants.

The following are the main protected forest reserves in Rwanda;

Nyungwe Forest

Gishwati National Forest Reserve

Mukura Forest