Bonobo Conservation

Bonobo Conservation

New Course is working with Africa Wildlife Foundation and its many field partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo to mainstream gender into conservation and development investment in one of the only known habitats of the Bonobo (or pygmy chimpanzee).  We are improving the impact of over $1 million dollars in investment annually that is focused on conservation of the Bonobos and the development needs of the over 500,000 people who live in the area.

  • empowering and equiping communities to articulate, plan and improve management of community forests
  • building the capacity of REFADD (our local partner) to empower women in forest management
  • diversifying and improving livelihood opportunities
  • improving access to potable water
  • improving agricultural productivity via training and access to tools
  • ending illegal and unhealthy consumption of bushmeat by providing alternative food sources

Geographic Scope:
Maringa Wamba Lopori Landscape

Local Partners:
Africa Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
The Network of Women for Sustainable Development (REFADD –French Acronym)

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