RECOR (Rwanda Environmental Conservation Organization), formerly known as Rwanda Wildlife Club (RWC), is a national non-profit environmental conservation NGO which puts much emphasis on environmental education, promotion of the utilization of renewable energy, soil conservation, as well as the promotion and execution of reforestation and agroforestry. It also deals with water management, wildlife conservation and the promotion of tourism in Rwanda. RECOR integrates local communities in looking for suitable and sustainable solutions to local environmental challenges in all activities undertaken.
RECOR is fully registered and has Legal status/Civil Personality from the Ministry of Justice, N° 126/11 of Oct 2004 modified by the Ministerial order N° 63/11 of 18/04/2008. RECOR has been in existence since 2000. Founded by a movement of students of National University of Rwanda, it started as a wildlife club, extended further to other higher institutions of learning, to primary and secondary schools. After the realization of national environmental challenges, the youth from the above named institutions gathered and formed a National Organization to work nationwide on environmental and wildlife conservation, which was then called Rwanda Wildlife Clubs. After analysing the objectives of the organization, we decided to change the name to Rwanda Environmental Conservation Organization (RECOR) (Approved by Ministerial order N° 63/11 of 18/04/2008). RECOR’s Head Office is based in Kigali City on the Airport Road, Remera, Prince House Building, but mandated to carry out its activities in all corners of the country.
RECOR is a well-known NGO throughout the country due to its committed, highly qualified and experienced staff. This led to success of the organization in activities implemented at grass-roots level and in schools in different corners of the country.