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Ensuring a sustainable future for

Protect the rainforest

The Itombwe Generation for Humanity Association (IGH), founded in 2014, responds to the needs of local communities by working for the conservation and sustainable management of the remarkable biodiversity of the Itombwe Mountains. As the largest and only community-based non-profit organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo dedicated exclusively to protecting the biodiversity and forests of the Itombwe Mountains, its mission is to preserve nature and fight climate change.

Since its inception, IGH has used sustainable approaches to protect the 826,287 hectares of mostly intact rainforest making up the Itombwe Nature Reserve, as well as a network of surrounding forest areas.

Its actions include:

  1. Establishment of community anti-poaching and anti-deforestation patrols
  2. Education on biodiversity conservation
  3. Tree planting and restoration of degraded forests

IGH thus works holistically to preserve the fragile ecosystem of the Itombwe Mountains, ensuring a sustainable future for local biodiversity and the communities that depend on it.

The Le PAL Nature Foundation is proud to play an active role in the preservation of fauna and flora against the threats of poaching. One of its main actions consists of providing patrol teams with the tools and equipment necessary to carry out their mission in the field.

Purchase of anti-poaching patrol equipment:

To ensure the effectiveness of our anti-poaching operations, we invest in the purchase of high-quality equipment for our field teams. This equipment includes:

  1. High-precision GPS: Allowing our navigation teams to move safely and reach sensitive areas where poaching is active.
  2. Digital cameras: Essential for documenting evidence of poaching and aiding subsequent investigations, helping to strengthen prosecutions.
  3. Pairs of durable boots: Providing protection against harsh terrain and extreme weather conditions, keeping patrol officers comfortable and safe.
  4. Waterproof jackets: Protecting our teams from the elements when patrolling in often inhospitable outdoor environments.
  5. First Aid Kits: Providing immediate care for minor injuries or medical emergencies in the field, ensuring the well-being and health of our patrol officers.
Itombwe Nature Reserve represents one of the largest remaining contiguous tracts of rainforest in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Itombwe Nature Reserve represents one of the largest remaining contiguous tracts of rainforest in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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