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.
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.
THE MAIN ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
Rangers face many challenges in DSPA caused by illegal poaching activities
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.
Chengeta Wildlife is a wildlife protection charity delivering lasting anti-poaching solutions in the most challenging environments.
Chengeta Wildlife has signed a partnership agreement with WWF Central African Republic to provide training, mentoring & other assistance to rangers in Dzanga-Sangha in the south west of the country.
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.
The country of Malawi ‘The Warm Heart of Africa' is in the middle of the elephant’s natural range. Malawi is blessed with a rich diversity of flora & fauna & has no less than 9 National Parks or Wildlife Reserves.
Chengeta Wildlife’s training program also combats wildlife trafficking & poaching deploying detection dogs. Our dogs can detect wildlife contraband like ivory & pangolin scales but also weapons & detonation devices.
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 plantation.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
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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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