Preventing Bushmeat Poaching in Africa's Forests

by Wildlife Conservation Global
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Mar 11, 2013

Rangers Face Dangerous and Difficult Circumstances in DR Congo

ICCN Guards that Patrol the Okapi Wildlife Reserve
ICCN Guards that Patrol the Okapi Wildlife Reserve

The wildlife of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve is under unprecedented pressures in recent months from not only illegal gold mining and elephant poaching, but as well from both rebel and army personnel seeking to gather ever greater amounts of bush meat for consumption and sale.  As Mai Mai fighters have terrorized local communities, rangers stationed in this area of the DR Congo face a difficult and dangerous task of wildlife protection.


Presently rangers are restricted to patrolling away from areas where there has been recent conflict, but as circumstances allow, they will cast a wider net of protection, as before, throughout the Reserve.  With the continued care and involvement of individuals and institutions from around the world, these rangers will be able to carry on in their important conservation work. 

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Organization Information

Wildlife Conservation Global

Location: Jacksonville, FL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.okapiconservation.org
Project Leader:
John Lukas
Jacksonville, Florida United States
$10,693 raised of $45,000 goal
 
 
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