Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests

Mar 9, 2011

Infrastructure for Forest Rangers

Greetings from Epulu in the Ituri Forest, DR Congo

We recently completed the construction of new permanent housing for the rangers of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve.  The Zunguluka patrol post is located on the eastern border along the main road passing through the Reserve and is a key base to control traffic in illegal bushmeat and ivory.  It also serves as home base for the rangers who patrol the Reserve on foot and protect the wildlife.  Their job is often dangerous and the new housing provides the rangers and their families with a comfortable and safe home when the rangers return from long treks in the forest, protecting wildlife and stopping poachers.  The ranger housing project was managed by the Okapi Conservation Project with support from a US Fish and Wildlife Service grant - Wildlife Without Borders.   


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Project Leader

John Lukas

Jacksonville, Florida United States

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