© 2018 by Itombwe Conservation, Inc.

Itombwe Conservation Board Chair David Bates

exercising a baby Verreaux Eagle Owl...

Itombwe Conservation Board Member Marlene Bates

comforting a Baby Itombwe Chimpanzee 

“The importance of engaging the people living in the Itombwe Massif,

who have a vested interest in protecting the forest they depend on,

has been a critical component of obtaining agreement on the reserve boundaries. Participatory zoning and participatory sustainable management of the reserve

is required to secure protection of the forest as well as

the rights and livelihoods of indigenous peoples and local communities.”

 

Jean de Dieu Wasso of AfriCapacity

Conservation Programs

"A PROMISE OF CONSERVATION... ACROSS THE GREATER ITOMBWE MASSIF"

"When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past

and concentrate more on the preservation of the future."

Dian Fossey

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