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Development of a monitoring and training unit for the World Heritage Sites of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)


Ref: 9020
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Guy Cowlishaw
Lead Institution: ZSL - Zoological Society of London
Host Country Institutions: Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN)
Start Date: 2001-01-01
End Date: 2004-03-31
Funding: £132,100.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Congo, Dem. Rep.
Purpose: To support ongoing practical conservation of biodiversity in DRC at five World Heritage Sites (Garamba NP, Kahuzi-Biega NP, Okapi NP, Salonga NP and Virunga NP) with special emphasis on Garamba National Park
Outputs: Production of training manual and summary sheets for all sites. Train 4 patrol leaders, who will then train 40 park guards. Provide training in law enforcement training and monitoring at each of five World Heritage sites. Publish 4 papers in peer reviewed journals. MSc courses by 2 Congolese Wildlife Research and Management officers. Establish law enforcement and biodiversity monitoring training mobile unit in Garamba. Present results at conferences.