Preserving the Apes in the Itombwe Nature Reserve
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Preserving the Apes in the Itombwe Nature Reserve

2021 - 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Species protected
Grauer’s Gorilla Gorilla beringei graueri
Eastern Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii

Project objectives

This project aims to increase the capacity of Itombwe Nature Reserve’s eco-guards through intensive training and logistical support for surveillance patrols. It will also aim to set up routine patrols to respond to daily poaching incursions that have become recurrent following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the hopes of ultimately reducing them.

This project is implemented by Itombwe Génération pour l’Humanité.



This project is part of the IUCN Save Our Species African Wildlife initiative, which is co-funded by the European Union.