First, let it be known that Itombwe Conservation, Inc. is a NEW venture in the world of wildlife and environmental conservation. We are just getting started. And the primary focus of our efforts and initiatives will be specific to the Greater Itombwe Massif of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This is a dream that is born out of the combined personal stories of two families deeply connected to the Itombwe and Eastern Congo. One family traces their ancestry and indigenous roots directly from the forests and mountains of the Itombwe. The other family arrived over 50 years ago as American missionaries serving in the region of Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Two generations from each family are now joining together (having been longtime friends for most of their adult lives) to declare “A Promise of Conservation and Community Development across the Greater Itombwe Massif.”