Lubutu Forest Health

Lubutu Forest Health

Our partner’s Forest Watch Teams in Lubutu, DRC, have been monitoring the rarest wildlife in the area, undertaking 630 patrol days over the year.

Not only have they found more Grauer’s Gorilla families, now totalling 20 families comprised of 103 individuals, but they have also spotted a healthy population of over 300 endangered Okapi, a huge antelope closely related to the giraffe with zebra-like markings.

Additionally, the extremely rare Congo Peafowl, an elusive bird endemic to the DRC, whose numbers have been dramatically dropping due to habitat loss, has recently been spotted. Further still, the teams have recorded and removed 1,779 snares which pose a significant threat to wildlife in the area.

Lubutu Forest Health
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