Prevent Logging in The Heart of The Congo

Project Cost: $570,554

Funding Raised: $570,554

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Nearly one acre of forest is lost every second


Thanks to generous support from our donors, we have successfully reached our fundraising goal for this project.

Expand Protection for Gorillas and Elephants

Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the northern Republic of the Congo is one of the last remaining wild places on the planet. It’s 1-million acres of lowland tropical rainforest contain no human settlements or roads and forests that have never been logged. Abbuting the Park is a pristine 26,049-acre forest known as the Djeke Triangle. This region is home to large undisturbed populations of charismatic threatened mammal species such as Western Gorillas (CR), Chimpanzees (EN) and African Elephants (VU). But this pristine forest is at grave threat from logging and poaching – we must act now. Header Photo: Critically Endangered Western Gorilla, by Ian Nichols.

Republic of Congo



Western Gorilla (CR); Chimpanzee (EN); Giant Ground Pangolin (EN); African Elephant (VU); African Golden Cat (VU); Oustalet’s Red Colobus (VU)

(CR)=Critically Endangered, (EN)=Endangered, (VU)=Vulnerable


Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

6,651,650 mT*
*(metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents)

Stop Poaching and Save Species

Rainforest Trust is teaming up with our local partner, Wildlife Conservation Society, to expand the existing 1,000,000-acre Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park by the additional 26,049 acres in the Djeke Triangle.

This expansion will safeguard threatened species like Giant Ground Pangolins (EN), African Golden Cats, as well as 19 primate species, including Oustalet’s Red Colobus. Surveys have revealed that some of our world’s most iconic mammals thrive here in large populations–– approximately 2,170 gorillas, 3,020 chimpanzees and 3,170 elephants live within Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park.


Save Intact Rainforest

With responsible development of tourism, this small expansion could be a source of financial stability and sustainability for the entire Park.

The unique forests of the Djeke Triangle and Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park are some of the most lush and intact in the country. In fact, while there is little or no local endemism in this region of Central Africa, the Triangle is extremely unusual in that it holds all of the original species of the region in ecologically pristine proportions. Your support will allow these forests to continue safely functioning as a full ecologically intact system–– from the largest to the smallest ‘ecological engineers’, from forest elephants to termites. Photos: (Above) Republic of Congo Rainforest, by Jeffry and Marlene Oonk; (Below) Endangered Giant Ground Pangolin, by David Brossard/Flickr.


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