Rwanda is a country in central and east Africa, bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Volcanoes National Park is located in northwestern Rwanda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla and is home to five volcanoes, hence its name. The park was the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey.
Rwanda is home to one third of the world remaining mountain gorillas. Today there are less than 900, their biggest threats come from deforestation and the region’s growing population.
In 2010 Rwanda issued a set of four stamps about ‘folklore’.