Rwanda on Track to Restore 2 Million Hectares of Deforested Land

Rwanda has restored 708,629 of the pledged 2,000,000 hectares over the past ten years, an assessment by the Bonn Challenge Barometer shows. In 2011, Rwanda became one of the early adopters of the Bonn Challenge, a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of the world's deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2020, and 350 million hectares by 2030. Over the past ten years, Rwanda quadrupled domestic investment in landscape restoration. The 10 districts with the greatest forest cover are those with large areas of protected natural montane forest and woodland savannah.

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A reforestation project in Muhanga District.

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