Volcanoes National Park is also popular as Parc National des Volcans which is a hub for the best tourism activities in the Republic of Rwanda. Volcanoes national park is perched in the Northern Part of Rwanda covering an area of about 160 sq. Km. Volcanoes National Park is among the major plant and wildlife protected areas in the 1920s which is almost the same as the Virunga National Park in DR. Congo and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda.
Volcanoes national park, Virunga national park, and Mgahinga gorilla national park all together configure what is called the Virunga conservation region which aims at protecting the endangered giant mountain gorillas. The creation of Dian Fossey in Volcanoes national park in 1967 which led to the establishment of the Karisoke Research Center made more publicity for the Volcanoes national park and reduced the act of poaching. Dian