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Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests

by Wildlife Conservation Global
Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests
Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests
Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests
Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests
Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests
Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests
Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests
Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests
Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests
Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests

Summary

This project supports reserve rangers protecting wildlife such as elephants, chimpanzees and okapi in the Ituri Forest of the DR Congo which are being illegally hunted for the ivory and bushmeat trade

$45,000
total goal
$28,853
remaining
152
donors
3
monthly donors
8
years

Challenge

Poachers are illegally hunting elephants, okapi, chimpanzees, monkeys and antelopes for bushmeat and ivory in the Ituri Forest of the DR Congo. Unsustainable hunting decimates wildlife populations and ever growing bushmeat and ivory markets are spurring illegal hunting. Protecting wildlife is challenging for wildlife rangers because the terrain is challenging and dangerous because poachers are often armed with automatic weapons.

Solution

Rangers patrol the Okapi Wildlife Reserve and remove snares, arrest poachers, destroy hunting camps, and confiscate illegal bushmeat and ivory. They work with local villagers to create an understanding of the value of the forest and wildlife.

Long-Term Impact

If the forest is intact and the wildlife is protected a significant ecosystem is sustained and intact for our future. The value of tropical forests and wildlife is continually being reevaluated in the face of the challenges of global warming.

Resources

Okapi Conservation Project Website
Wildlife Conservation Global
Okapi Conservation Project Facebook Page

Organization Information

Wildlife Conservation Global

Location: Jacksonville, FL - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
John Lukas
Jacksonville, Florida United States
$16,148 raised of $45,000 goal
 
407 donations
$28,853 to go
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