Residents near Nyungwe national park are asked to stop activities that destroy the life of animals that attract tourists and improve our economy.
This was revealed by Elie Musabyimana, a worker in RDB on July 29th 2012 during the event to sensitise residents on conserving Cyamudongo forest in Nkungu sector.
Sensitization comes to life after finding out that hunting, bee keeping; fire wood collecting and human waste destroy the park putting tourist attractions at danger.
As a way of conserving the parks, sensitization was organized through songs, dances, poems and skits showing how one does destructive activities secretly, how they can be prevented and the punishments that await the wrongdoers.
However, some residents have understood the importance of conserving national parks through the advantages the government bring to them from tourism like schools, bursary, roads, and promoting and selling crafts to the tourists.
Elie Musabyimana, who presided over the occasion, says residents should protect and know the importance of parks and doing otherwise will get them punished the same way they demand compensation when animals destroy their crops.
Executive secretary of Nkungu sector Mr. Theogene Nsabimana revealed they are going to sensitise the residents more through giving information and employing game rangers.
Cyamudongo forest has 40 types of animals that earn the country Rwf10 million from Rwandese and foreigners that visit them.
Sensitization event was done first in Gisovu, Banda, and ended in Nkungu sector.