Briefing on the Tanganyika Provincial Environmental Support to Kabobo Natural Reserve, DRC
Mar 30, 2017
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
|Where||Wildlife Conservation Society 750 9th St NW Suite 525, 5th floor Washington, DC 20001|
|Contact Name||Rebecca Goodman|
|Contact Phone||202-347-0672 ext. 30|
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In addition to its outstanding biodiversity values, the Kabobo Massif is also viewed and valued as an important traditional heritage site by local communities. Under ABCG's Land and Resource Tenure Rights task area, local communities participated actively in the establishment of the protected area throughout the gazettement process. Today, these communities and local government entities have formed a governance committee to co-manage this new reserve. This co-management will help ensure sustainable resource use and community participation in conservation.
Minister Banza recognized Kabobo's significance early on. His commitment and partnership with provincial and traditional leaders influenced Tanganyika's Governor Mr. Richard Kitangala to officially proclaim the Kabobo Natural Reserve on December 21st of 2016. This made Kabobo the first protected area of Tanganyika Province.