Red Rocks Initiatives for Sustainable Development has made a mutual partnership with Kahuzi-Biega Community Conservation Trust in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to find ways through which they can inclusively work together to harness Tourism, Conservation and Sustainable Community Development in and around Kahuzi-Biega National Park.
Under this program, we intend to bring in conservationists, conservation lovers and other well-wishers for a comprehensive study of the primates found in the park, which includes the Lowland gorillas together with other primates. The studies will also include the gorillas habituation with the rangers and the local community.
The ultimate goals of this program is to mobilize, educate and sensitize the local community around the park against poaching since this has for a long time been the biggest running problem affecting the park.
We are going to work with photography and film specialists to also bring a positive image of the park to both local and international media.
Working on this program with Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a milestone in helping to promote tourism, conservation and community development in and around this iconic park that hosts the only remaining Grauer’s gorillas subspecies, even as we work very closely with local community members.
We also welcome other organisations that would wish to join us in this noble venture so that we all can join hands together and stamp out rampant poaching in the park.