CONGO RAINFOREST: The Kalonge Nature Reserve
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) contains the largest area of intact rainforest in Africa. Congo’s rainforest biome is:
- The second largest rainforest in the world
- The second largest forest carbon stock
- Home to a myriad of unique and endangered species, including forest elephants, chimpanzees, and gorillas
The forest and animals are unfortunately not adequately protected and are highly endangered.
Together with our partner organization Paradis des Primates we are building a forest refuge in a region that is home to Africa’s most threatened primates. Located in the Beni Territory, North Kivu, the Kalonge Nature Reserve Restoration, and Conservation project is WildFF’s first project in the Congo rainforest.
Establishing the Kalonge Nature Reserve
The project is also providing financial assistance to orphans from the local primary school. The students receive free schooling and conservation training for the entire year.
Creation of wildlife refuge
The Kalonge Nature Reserve is creating a forest refuge to protect the biodiversity of a region that is home to Africa’s most threatened primates. While still early in its development, the project has already saved and reintroduced to the reserve various wildlife from the hands of illegal hunters and poachers.