Protecting The Wildlife

Of 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.

This important group of parks, reserves and forests is part of the Sangha Trinational UNESCO world heritage site and is home to many endangered species such as the Forest Elephant, the Western Lowland Gorilla and several seriously endangered species including the pangolin.

This is a vital project to help secure the long-term goals for the Central African Republic’s Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas (DSPA) to protect the forest ecosystem and to promote sustainable development in the region.

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The DSPA & The Wildlife There

Dzanga Sangha Protected areas were created in the 1990s on the initiative of WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature) as an area of exceptional natural importance. Indeed, this part of Central Africa encompasses a piece of tropical forest in the Congo Basin and is made up of unique ecosystems (swamps, salt marshes). It has a distinguished biodiversity with large mammals such as forest elephants, lowland gorillas, chimpanzees,bongos making it their home, but also by the presence of other species of small monkeys, the pangolin, antelopes, reptiles, birds and insects.


Rangers face many challenges in DSPA caused by illegal poaching activities

Mostly controlled by transnational criminals and heavily armed poachers (often using war weapons due to recent socio-political unrest in neighboring countries), middlemen including corrupt enforcement agents and local authorities in charge of handing over the products from the bush to urban cities and kingpins connecting many different countries and regions).

There is an urgent need to provide an expert response, in the form of comprehensive training to local rangers, to this transnational nature of wildlife crime which includes ivory trafficking, bushmeat trafficking, the circulation of war weapons and ammunition, the significant presence of hunting weapons, night hunting, trapping by wire ropes and the illegal exploitation of diamonds.

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Our community programme in the Central African Republic is one of our success stories and continues to this day. Since its inception, Chengeta Wildlife’s Community Program (known as Chengeta Wildlife-Communities) has together, with local community leaders in the region, created a shared vision for locally-driven community programming that supports human wellbeing and promotes wildlife conservation.

We work collaboratively with communities here to help increase the effectiveness of anti-poaching and counter-wildlife trafficking operations (APCT) to help protect native species including the critically endangered forest elephant, pangolin and western lowland gorilla.

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