Protected areasSarambwe

Sarambwe Reserve

  • Réserve Naturelle de Sarambwe (© Angela Meder)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Conservation status:
Special Reserve

9 km²

mountain gorillas from Bwindi

Gorilla tourism:
not possible

Can Micro-Projects Promote Conservation?

January 2018

The Sarambwe Reserve and Mount Tshiaberimu are two refuges for gorillas near the central and northern part of the Virunga National Park, conserving...[details]

Conservation and Sensitization Activities at Sarambwe Reserve: April 2016 to March 2017

July 2017

In the Sarambwe Reserve, conservation and sensitization activities have been carried out mainly by the trackers and the troops based in Sarambwe (a...[details]

Development Activities in the Vicinity of the Sarambwe Reserve

July 2016

Located close to Virunga National Park, the Sarambwe Reserve and Mount Tshiaberimu are two threatened sites where gorillas still occur. As ecotourism...[details]

The Sarambwe Reserve: Current Developments and Threats

January 2016

This article documents activities implemented in the Sarambwe Reserve and the almost continuous threats to the conservation of the reserve. It is...[details]

Conservation in Sarambwe Returns to Normal

June 2014

The Sarambwe Reserve is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, adjacent to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Since the arrival...[details]

Restoration in Eastern Congo

March 2014

Trackers in front of the Sarambwe patrol post that cannot be used at the moment (© Claude Sikubwabo)

The rebel group M23 stopped fighting at the beginning of November 2013 and gave up. They had been fighting the Congolese army in eastern Congo for...[details]

The Sarambwe Reserve and the War

January 2014

It has been approximately two decades since Sarambwe Forest descended into chaos, with the potential to end in the degradation of its ecosystems or...[details]

Planting Trees for Gorilla Conservation

January 2012

Schüler in der Baumschule (© Augustin Rwimo)

The population of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo depends on charcoal for cooking. To obtain it, they cut large areas of forest, even in...[details]

Sarambwe Reserve Support Project by VONA

July 2011

Ranger patrol on a trail that marks the boundary of the Sarambwe Reserve (© Augustin Rwimo)

The Sarambwe Reserve Integrated Management Support Project ran from 2009 to early 2011. The project was funded by IUCN France and B&RD and...[details]

Signs of Success in Sarambwe

December 2010

Discussion between the population, VONA, ICCN and MONUSCO in Satambwe (© Claude Sikubwabo)

Conservation of the Sarambwe Reserve has faced many difficulties for many years: security problems, invasions of foreign nationals, and a lack of...[details]

Conservation in Sarambwe

June 2009

This motorcycle was donated with funds of the Apenheul Primate Conservation Trust (© Claude Sikubwabo Kiyengo)

From its establishment in 1952 the Rutshuru Hunting Reserve included the Sarambwe hills until its recognition as the Sarambwe Special Reserve in...[details]

Exclusion from Sarambwe

December 2009

Map of the Sarambwe Reserve with places mentioned in the article (© Angela Meder, adapted from a map by WWF/PeVi)

Five protected areas within the Virunga landscape are of great value, both from a conservation and tourism perspective. These areas are the Virunga...[details]

Emergency Funding in Virunga

July 2009

Mikeno rangers with snares they collected during a patrol in January 2009 (© IGCP)

From early 2007, security in mountain gorilla habitats has been highly volatile due to the long-lasting war in the eastern Democratic Republic of the...[details]

Food for Patrols

November 2008

For their patrols in the Sarambwe Reserve during one year the rangers were provided with food rations.[details]

Binoculars for the rangers

May 2008

For their work in the Sarambwe Reserve the rangers received two high-quality binoculars.[details]

Uniforms for the Virunga National Park and the Sarambwe Reserve

September 2007

Uniforms for the Virunga National Park and the Sarambwe Reserve (© Claude Sikubwabo)

The rangers of the Mikeno Sector and the Sarambwe Reserve received complete uniforms with patches.[details]

The Sarambwe Gorilla Special Reserve

December 2003

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file.[details]

Sarambwe Protection

December 2000

Available only within the Gorilla Journal PDF file[details]

Tree Nurseries in Schools

January 2012

Students in the tree nursery (© Augustin Rwimo)

Can they Make a Contribution to Conservation? Everything developed as a result of lessons learnt from two concurrent projects: the project for the...[details]