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As of: November 2016

Integrated Protected Area in the Ngiri Rainforest


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 optimise 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.

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

Country:
The Democratic Republic of Congo

Partner institution:

Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN)


Implementing organisation:

KfW development bank


BMUB grant:
€ 1,500,000

Duration:
12/2009 till 03/2015

Website:
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