Pioneering Conservation in a Precarious Part of DRC


The animal world has been my passion since childhood. Conservation of nature, specifically the protection of species, has since become my career. For five years, I worked in the Lomako–Yokokala Faunal Reserve in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Today, I am AWF’s technical advisor in the Bili-Uele Protected Area Complex in northeastern DRC. I support the Bili managers in management planning, biomonitoring, and data collection during anti-poaching patrols.

“Working in the field” can mean working alongside communities, heading into the forest to identify wildlife species or some other activity. My experience in Lomako is certainly different from Bili-Uele. In Bili, priority has been on recruiting, training and equipping eco-guards and securing the area. We are working in partnership with security firm Maïsha Consulting and the Armed Force of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congolese army…..Read more here

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