projects - Congo gorilla conservation
For almost a decade, one of the primary gorilla conservation focuses has been assisting the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Nouabale Ndoki Project (NNP). NNP is located in a vast largely unspoiled area of rainforest in northern Republic of Congo in the Nouabale Ndoki National Park (NNNP). The focus of this project is a multifaceted approach to conservation including scientific research, education, capacity building, eco tourism and protection, among others. Highlights include the Mbeli Bai Study, Mondika Gorilla tracking and Club Ebobo.
In the fall of 2010, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) Primate Team Leader, Ron Evans traveled to Congo to perform a site visit of the NNP and the gorilla research being done at Mbeli Bai and Mondika as well as to implement the new Club Ebobo community outreach program. CZBG videographer, Pat Story, who helped produce the program videos, went along to document the mission.