Rwanda Gorilla naming ceremony 2017
Thousands attend the Rwanda Gorilla naming ceremony 2017 in Musaze district in Kinigi area on September 1st 2017. This year’s naming ceremony is the 13th since the event started in 2005. During the ceremony 19 gorilla babies that were born between last year and the start of this year were given names under the theme “Conservation and sustainable tourism -a foundation for future generation”. The president of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagame encouraged the people to conserve and protect the ecosystem. Naming the baby gorillas in Rwanda has become an important annual nationwide tradition in Rwanda since 2005. Rwandan Development Board (RDB) always organizes the naming ceremony basing on Rwandan cultural practice of naming new born. The event celebrates the contribution of local communities towards conservation as well as increasing awareness about conservation.
Rwanda Gorilla naming ceremony 2017 attracted stakeholders in conservation both within and outside Rwanda to witness; and celebrate mountain gorillas conservation in Rwanda. To trek mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes national park, you should book a gorilla permit that costs $1500.