What is Fauna & Flora doing to protect okapis?
Fauna & Flora has been helping to train community rangers and provide them with essential equipment required to carry out their important work to keep okapis safe from threats such as hunting. Monthly bio-monitoring patrols take place, during which lethal snares are removed.
All our staff on the ground are Congolese, allowing us to work closely alongside local communities. This is crucial to carrying out conservation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country that is recovering from years of civil conflict and that poses great challenges to conservationists.
But okapis are in immense danger – it’s simply not enough.
Through your donations, we could step up our operations in the country, training and equipping these community wardens so they can safely traverse the dense jungles of the DRC and carry out their crucial work to help save okapis.