Fighting the scourge of poaching and illicit wildlife trafficking through:

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Rehabilitation of wildlife in their natural habitat

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Legal follow up in court for prosecution of traffickers/poachers

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15 Number of volunteers
106 Number of investigated cases
5 Number od rescued animals
3 Number of traffickers behind bars

INTRODUCTION

Conserv Congo is a nature conservation non-profit organization based in Kinshasa, Democratic republic of Congo. Founded by Adams Cassinga, a former investigative journalist turned wildlife crimes investigator, the movement is supported by a team of activists who volunteer their time, knowledge and skills to bring wildlife traffickers before justice. Created in 2014, the organization is registered by the ministry of justice as well as the ministry of environment/nature conservation and operates across the entire Congolese territory and at times, in the region.

MISSION

Our mission is to preserve the biodiversity of the Congo basin.

FIELD OF ACTION

  • Investigations of trafficking networks
  • Collaboration with authorities in arresting traffickers/poachers
  • Legal follow up in court for prosecution of traffickers poachers
  • Community sensitization of the laws and texts
  • Fighting corruption in cases involving wildlife crimes
  • Wildlife rescue and sanctuary placemen
  • Rehabilitation of wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Developing agriculture/farming to fight food
  • insecurity/alternative to poaching.

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THE SCOURGE OF WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING IN THE D.R. CONGO

In Democratic Republic Congo, the law 14/003 of 2014 on nature conservation stipulates clearly that any person who kills, injures, captures or possesses a specimen of a species of wildlife is a crime punishable by jail term and a fine yet, wildlife trafficking continue s to be of unimaginable magnitude and proportions over time. That being said, the DRC is now in a more critical situation than other countries in the Central Africa sub region. TRAFFIC's report on ETIS at CITES COP 16 analyzes the countries with the most illegal trade problems and aggregates countries from 1 to 12, starting with countries that are more problematic. In this report, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is placed in Group 5, and is identified, alongside Nigeria, as one of the two most problematic African countries in terms of illegal trade in.humans, ivory and other protected wildlife and plants species. The industrial-scale killing, poaching and selling of wild species, year after year, will inevitably lead in the near future to the extinction of a record number of fauna and flora species. Greed, corruption and impunity are some of the root causes of wildlife trafficking and thus, using law enforcement has proved to be an effective way of winning this scourge! “Kinshasa alone consumes 60 000 tonnes of bushmeat each year” “Wildlife trafficking is the fourth paying crime in the world”

ACCOMPLISHMENTS


Over a 100 wildlife cases investigated, more than 50 arrests, six cases in court, three convictions in three years.

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COLLABORATIONS and PARTNERSHIPS

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INSTITUT CONGOLAIS POUR LA CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE

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MINISTERE DE L’ENVIRONEMMENT, CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE ET DEVELOPEMMENT DURABLE

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Ape Alliance

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KINSHASA US Embassy

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USAID

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OLSEN WILDLIFE TRUST

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THE WINMISTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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GLOBAL MARCH FOR ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS

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WILDLIFE TOMORROW FUND

SUPPORT THE EFFORTS OF CONSERV CONGO

Bank: Trust Merchant Bank S.A Branch: TMB-UPN Bank Phone: +243817101891 Account Holder: Conserv congo ASBL Account Number : 00017-11016-66032510001- 53  Animals rescue Currency: USD Swift Code : TRMSCD3L Adresse: 1223, avenue Lumumba, Lubumbashi, R.D Congo E-mail: tmb@tmb.cd

Our projection in the next five years (2024)

Our Blog

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CONSERVATION : DES TRAFIQUANTS D’ANIMAUX CONDAMNÉS À DES SANCTIONS PÉNALES EN RDC

July 08, 2019 By AFRICANEWS

Cinq mois d’emprisonnement ferme et le d’un montant total de 5 000 dollars de dommage et intérêt, telle est la sentence que le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Kinshasa-Gombe a réservé au trio Blanchard Bukaka, Kimona Nganu et Giresse Kiala, tous arrêtés, dans des incidents séparés. Le jugement a été rendu le vendredi 05 juillet à Kinshasa.

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Activists in DR Congo work to bring animal traffickers to justice

January 18, 2019 By France24

Poaching and trafficking in the Democratic Republic of Congo have pushed many species, including gorillas, bonobos, elephants, leopards and pangolins, to near extinction. A group of committed volunteers and activists working with the Congolese NGO Conserv Congo investigate the networks that traffic animals and sometimes even confront hunters and traffickers in the hope of bringing them before justice.!

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Contact Us

10, Avenue Kikwit, Q. Mazamba, C/ Mont Ngafula, Kinshasa/ D.R.Congo www.conservcongo.org Email: conservcongo@gmail.com Phone/Whatsapp: +243970440110 Facebook: Conserv Congo/ Twitter: @Amini16

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