Integrated Protection Area for the Ngiri Lowland Rainforest - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Integrated Protection Area for the Ngiri Lowland Rainforest

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

The project aimed at conserving the forests in the Ngiri Triangle and their biological diversity. It promoted the function of these forests as carbon reservoirs and with regard to water regime regulation. The project assisted the establishment of the Ngiri Triangle protected area and improved protected area management. The local population was involved directly in the project and its interests were taken into account. The project partners developed and strengthened participatory bodies, and optimised land and resource use in order to avoid any additional appropriation of land. This work also raised the standard of living across the project region.
Predecessor project(s)
Lac Tumba Lediima Reserve & Ngiri Triangle

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Support provided for designation of the Ngiri Triangle nature reserve, covering 5,400 km²
  • Inventory of biological diversity in the protected area produced
  • Local population informed about the establishment of the protected area, and awareness of the area's importance raised
  • Rangers trained
  • Improved seed distributed
  • Deforestation rates recorded through evaluation of satellite data

Project data

The Democratic Republic of Congo

Implementing organisation:
KfW Entwicklungsbank

Partner institution(s):
  • Congolese Wildlife Authority (Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature - ICCN) - DR Congo
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Germany

BMU grant:
1.500.000,00 €

12/2009  till  03/2015


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