Field internship on monitoring wildlife, tourism impact and chimpanzee habituation in Nyungwe National Park

Protais Niyigaba

The goal of the internship is to provide valuable experience and practical knowledge of various aspects of implementation, management and monitoring of a conservation project. Specific knowledge in wildlife monitoring and field techniques on chimpanzee based tourism will be acquired, while also gaining experience in staff management, logistics, and reporting. This internship position will greatly contribute to the conservation work carried out by WCS and RDB (Rwanda Development Board, the park’s management authority) in Nyungwe, by working with supporting field teams in carrying out the park-wide mammals and birds survey, and by working with the chimpanzee habituation team on data collection, impact monitoring and progress assessment.