Burundi’s four Ramsar Sites - Atlas of the sites

Burundi’s four Ramsar Sites - Atlas of the sites

21 January 2014
Burundi

By designating three Ramsar Sites in 2013, Burundi demonstrated its commitment to the protection and wise use of wetlands. Burundi’s four Sites cover a total area of 78,000 hectares and are home to a variety of plants and animals, including threatened species such as the IUCN Red-Listed Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius and the Grey Crowned-crane Balearica regulorum. The Ministry of Water, the Environment, Land and Urban Planning of Burundi has published a leaflet detailing the geographic location and resources of the four Ramsar Sites. For more information contact Paul Ouédraogo, Senior Advisor for Africa, at ouedraogo[at]ramsar.org. Read the leaflet (only available in French).