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Evacuation of Mining Camps
Changing the Dynamic for Conservation
Evacuation of illegal mining camps inside the Reserve was singled out during the 2013 Mambasa meeting called by Governor Saidi as the most important action that will help restore security in the Reserve and protect wildlife and forests from exploitation. Read more…
January Field Report
I traveled to Epulu in January to see first-hand the conditions on the ground and to meet with staff, ICCN leadership and partners to plan activities for 2015. I found the situation much improved and everyday life is mostly back to normal with Congolese army troops assisting ICCN guards in helping to maintain order in and around the Reserve. Read more…
Wildlife Response to Improved Security
Okapi need undisturbed tracts of forests to sustain themselves; conservation efforts and protection of the forests from exploitation can only be achieved with help and involvement of local communities. Read more…