This Christmas, Help Make Conservation Sustainable
Indigenous people have inhabited the Congo Basin rainforest for 50,000 years. They are the natural guardians of the forest habitat and their hunter gathering lifestyles have actively shaped what we recognise today as 'pristine' tropical rainforest.
Evidence from around the world shows that where indigenous peoples have been granted secure rights to their customary lands, rainforests are thriving. Recently, however, they have seen their rights and livelihoods disappear as protected areas and logging concessions advance throughout the region and the biodiversity of the rainforest is suffering as a result.
We want to see a new model of conservation in the Congo, one that protects the wildlife and the people who live there for future generations to come.