The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is approximately 600,000 hectares of dense lowland rainforests straddling the Albertine Rift and the Congo Basin. These jungles are one of the last refuges for Critically Endangered eastern lowland gorillas (also known as Grauer’s gorillas). But decades of civil unrest in DRC has sadly taken a brutal toll on the eastern lowland gorilla, and it’s now estimated that approximately half of the population has been lost since the 1990s due to poaching and habitat loss from illegal mining and agriculture, which have been exacerbated by the conflict in DRC.
Your donation will help reinforce anti-poaching patrols and protect the precious few families, like Chimanuka’s, who remain in the area.
“The gorillas are very rare and it’s important to protect them for future generations and for the ecological role they play in the park. – Juvenal Munganga, Deputy Head of the Kahuzi-Biega Tourism Department”