Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests

by Wildlife Conservation Global
Vetted
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.   

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Wildlife Conservation Global

Location: Jacksonville, FL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.okapiconservation.org
Project Leader:
John Lukas
Jacksonville, Florida United States
$10,592 raised of $45,000 goal
 
 
295 donations
$34,408 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. Learn more.
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.