Wildlife Conservation Global

Wildlife Conservation Global operates the Okapi Conservation Project (OCP) which works in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the Institute in Congo for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) and local communities throughout the Okapi Wildlife Reserve – a 13,700 km2 protected area in the heart of Africa – to ensure the protection of many species in this remarkably diverse equatorial rainforest including the largest populations of forest elephants, okapi and chimpanzees in DRC. Protecting the forest also allows a unique human culture to thrive, as the Reserve is also the home of indigenous Mbuti pygmies who have lived in the Ituri Forest for over 40,000 years.

Project supported

Improving the effectiveness and intensity of patrols by rangers to protect Okapi in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve