09oct6:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedGreen Drinks - Year of the BirdWe are thrilled to collaborate with Birdlife International and National Geographic Society this month to celebrate Year of the Bird! Join us if you're a nature lover6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Impact Hub Kigali
In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to celebrate the “Year of the Bird” and commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years.
We are thrilled to collaborate with Birdlife International and National Geographic Society this month to celebrate Year of the Bird!
Speakers will include Maaike Manten from BirdLife International, Chloe Cipolletta from National Geographic, as well as a speaker from the Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Centre discussing their valuable work with Grey Crowned Cranes.
Maaike Manten is a political scientist, originally from the Netherlands but living in Africa since 2003, and in Rwanda since March 2017. She is the Head of the BirdLife International Kigali Office (dubbed ‘BIKO’) which manages two flagship programmes: the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s investment in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot (with Jean Paul Ntungane and Emmanuel Ntiguvuruzwa), and the Climate Resilience Altitudinal Gradients (CRAGs) programme in Rwanda and Burundi (led by Providence Akayezu). BirdLife International is a global grassroots Partnership that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
Chloé Cipolletta is a biologist, primatologist and conservationist. Chloé has studied chimpanzee behavior in the Tai forest (Cote d’Ivoire), has worked 9 years in the Dzanga-Sangha forest, Central African Republic, leading WWF’s Primate Habituation Program and developing the country’s gorilla tourism program. She moved in Rwanda with her family in 2012, to work for WCS Nyungwe project. Since 2015 Chloe is leading the National Geographic East Africa Fund, a program aiming to advance science, exploration, and conservation across East Africa.
Don’t forget to dress up in your best bird themed attire to win a prize! (The inclusion of natural feathers will lead to immediate disqualification!)
We look forward to seeing you there!
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