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Bururi Nature Reserve (IUCN category: IV ) was created in 1951. The reserve is located in south-western Burundi (3°56'20N, 29°35'50E), and it is large 15.35 km². It is managed by the Institute National pour l’ Environment et la Conservation de la nature (INECN).

Ape status

Year Estimated Number of Individuals Source Dates
2009 ?
2008 ?
2007
2006

Table 1: Chimpanzee population estimates in Bururi Nature Reserve

Threats

Major Threats Bururi Nature Reserve
Poaching yes
Disease no
Habitat destruction
Logging
Mining yes

Table 2: Threats to chimpanzees in Bururi Nature Reserve

Conservation activities

A forest symposium is organized in Burundi every ten years.


Conservation actions Kibira NP
Law Enforcement yes
Long-term Research
Permanent Monitoring Program
Education
Public Awareness Campaign yes
Ecotourism

Table 3: Conservation activities in Bururi Nature Reserve

Surveys

References

  • Weber (1987) cited in Pan african News (1994) Some results of the survey: Pan troglodytes schweinfurthi.
  • Nzigiyimpa (2009) Suivi ecologique des mammifères de la reserve naturelle forestiere de Bururi. Unpubl. report
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