An ecological corridor to restore Africa's equatorial forest

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Why we love it?

The world's leading conservation institute for primates is carrying out a magnificent project that responds to an emergency in an effective and educational way, by putting local populations at the heart of the project.

Challenge

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The planet's second green lung, the African equatorial rainforest, is disappearing at an alarming rate (3.9 million hectares per year), with dire consequences for the biodiversity of which we are a part.

A few hundred chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) live in this area. They are considered "endangered due to poaching and deforestation". Yet they play an essential role in their ecosystem through their role as pollinators and actively participate in the ecological balance of tropical forests!

Solution

Identify, restore forest reserves in order tocreate an ecological corridor enabling the development of biodiversitywith the help of local populations. This project will put an end to the fragmentation of natural habitats for all local wildlife.

Local populations are at the heart of this project. They are the ones who determine where, when and how to act. They are the ones who decide how best to work for them, while preserving their natural heritage (animal and floral).

Floods in Burundi, our nurseries hit!
Successive floods hit our activities during November, December and January. 

The nursery managed by the Jane Goodall Institute France, thanks to your invaluable support, was partially washed away by the overflow of the small Gasango river in the commune of Rumonge.

Thanks to a natural barrier on this river, the majority of the bags were laid down by the torrent and not washed away. We were able to recover and restore them. Nevertheless, around 3,000 of the nursery's 20,000 trees were completely washed away.

On the other hand, further south, in the commune of Nyanza, not far from the border with Tanzania, on the edge of the chimpanzee ecological corridor, a second nursery with 30,000 trees was completely washed away by the overflowing Mushara River. Unfortunately, only around 50 trees were able to recover.

These floods have caused a great deal of damage: to homes, crops, road infrastructure.

Unfortunately, scientists' predictions say that the waters of Lake Tanganyika will reach their highest level in May 2024.

But with the hope of a fairer world for people, animals and nature, we're not giving up!

Thank you for your support dear Captains, thanks to you, our team on the ground has been able to repair the damage of these floods and will be able to ensure the continuity of our action on the ground!!

Together, we can.
Together, we will succeed! 
Floods in Burundi, our nurseries hit!
335,000 trees in our nursery!
The materialization of the limits of the last chimpanzee habitats in southern Burundi constituting their ecological connectivity continues. 

Communities maintain nurseries for the production of indigenous trees: so far we are producing 335,000 indigenous trees. 30,000 of these are thanks to the direct support of the Jane Goodall Institute France.

These trees will be used to restore degraded habitats and agricultural plots. Communities are also organizing forest patrol activities to discourage illegal tree-cutting and animal-hunting activities.

Thank you Captains, all this is possible thanks to your support! 
335,000 trees in our nursery!

The money will be used for

Sowing of trees in nurseries & planting of these trees by local populations, with awareness-raising actions on biodiversity and agroforestry. 
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