Chengeta Wildlife operates in key wildlife protection areas in Africa to train rangers and empower communities to protect species including Forest Elephants, Malian Desert Elephants and Western Lowland Gorillas. Read more about our work and projects:
TRAINING ECO GUARDS IN DRC
In Salonga, we are working to train the 273 eco-guards who are employed by the ICCN to monitor and patrol this vast forested area. They mostly come from local villages, due to the remoteness of the region.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC PROTECTED AREAS
Chengeta Wildlife has signed a partnership agreement with WWF Central African Republic to provide training, mentoring and other assistance to rangers in Dzanga-Sangha in the south west of the country.
Community engagement. Critically endangered forest elephants. Women empowerment. Youth integration. Unemployment. Health – and healthy forests. Pangolins, and the ever-growing scale trade... What's the link?
MALAWI NATIONAL TRAINING
The country of Malawi ‘The Warm Heart of Africa”is in the middle of the elephant’s natural range. Malawi is a long thin landlocked country, which is graced with Africa’s third largest lake – Lake Malawi.
Chengeta Wildlife has signed a partnership agreement with the WILD Foundation (Mali Elephant Project) to provide training, mentoring and other assistance to rangers in the Gourma area.
Across its range, forest elephants are threatened by expanding illegal wildlife economies that target the species for their ivory. They are at risk from forest loss due to industrial agricultural plantations.
WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLAS
Chengeta actively operates in the Central African Republic’s Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas Complex. This protected area is one of the remaining strongholds of Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla).
Chengeta Wildlife’s training program also combats wildlife trafficking and poaching deploying detection dogs. Our dogs can detect wildlife contraband like ivory and pangolin scales but also weapons and detonation devices.