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The Italian Park Portal

Parks, Reserves, and Other Protected Areas in



National Parks

  • Kibira
  • Rusizi
  • Ruvubu

Nature Monuments

  • Chutes de Karera
  • Nyakazu Gorge

Nature Reserves

  • Bururi Forest
  • Gisagara
  • Kigwena Forest
  • Lac Rwihinda
  • Makamba
  • Monge Forest
  • Rumonge
  • Vyanda Forest

Protected Landscapes

  • Mabanda/Nyanza-Lake
  • Mukungu-Rukamabasi

Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)

  • Delta de la Rusizi de la Réserve Naturelle de la Rusizi et la partie nord de la zone littorale du lac Tanganyika

Cloud Forest Sites

  • Bururi
  • Kibira
Protected Areas in Burundi
Burundi is one of the few African countries not to have had a national park established during the colonial era, although all forest land was established as official reserves by the Belgian colonial authorities in 1933. Until 1980 there was no legislation concerning protected areas, but since then the situation has improved.
The National Institute for the Environment and the Conservation of Nature (INECN), is responsible for the creation and management of national parks and nature reserves. Its other responsibilities are: to organise scientific studies; to encourage diversification of tree and animal species; to ensure maximum use of tourist sites, in collaboration with the National Office of Tourism; to train technicians in nature conservation and to make proposals to the President of the Republic for new sites to be protected as parks or reserves.

Sources: UNEP-WCMC; World Database of Protected Areas