The purpose of this project is to develop a partnership between Rwandas Kitabi College and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to improve regional training opportunities for rangers and other conservationists from Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In particular, the project is intended to conserve wildlife and address threats in Rwandas Nyungwe National Park, Burundis Kibira National Park, and DRCs Kahuzi-Biega National Park. Specific activities include: (1) scholarships for protected area staff to earn diplomas and return to work in their home national parks; (2) develop and incorporate teaching materials into Kitabi Colleges curriculum on emerging threats to wildlife and trans-boundary park management.