We would like to share information from conervation projects as widely as possible. This part of our website will be updated regularly with other projects.
Bonobo Alive is an organization initiated by bonobo researchers dedicated to the protection of wild bonobos and their habitat in the south-western part of Salonga National Park, DR Congo.
Bonobo Alive initiate anti-poaching patrols. Apart from its immediate effect of stopping hunting, the initiative promotes cooperation between the staff of the Congolese Wildlife Authority and villagers.
Another field of action of Bonobo Alive is the support of initiatives aimed at improving the living conditions of people sharing their habitat with bonobos.
To raise awareness for nature conservation, habitat protection, climate, and biodiversity, Bonobo Alive has developed and implemented a curriculum for environmental education in secondary schools.
To protect bonobos from poachers outside of the research area, Bonobo Alive has recently extended its scope to neighboring forests. By that, inhabitants of villages around were included in the protection measures and act as ambassadors for the necessities of nature conservation.
Yellow-spotted Bell Frog
The Yellow-spotted Bell Frog was thought to have been extinct for over 30 years until its rediscovery in late 2009 on a small creek on a rural property. There are a very few frogs remaining in the wild. A small population has been established at Taronga Zoo where captive breeding is being attempted.
Painted Dog Protection Initiative (PDPI)
Founded in 2013, the Painted Dog Protection Initiative (PDPI) is a project formed by zookeepers, conservationists and researchers to help protect endangered African painted dog (Lycaon pictus) populations from snare entanglement and vehicular collision through the design and manufacture of specialized anti-snare tracking collars and the support of annual awareness events at zoological and conservation organizations across North America. Working with its conservation partners Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) and Painted Dog Research Trust (PDRT) in Zimbabawe, PDPI has been able to bring together a variety of U.S. companies to successfully design and test a tracking collar that protects painted dogs from strangulation by directing the snare down onto the collar itself instead of the neck of the dog, thus giving it a chance to break free from the wire and live another day. With fewer than 7,000 individuals remaining, the African painted dog is the most endangered large carnivore in all of Central and Southern Africa. A genetically distinct canine species recognized by its squeaky voice, large ears, long legs, and blotchy coat pattern, the painted dog is the last remaining species within its genus. To learn more the dogs and our work to protect them, visit out our website and facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/painteddogprotection)
Wild Chimpanzee Foundation
The aim of the WCF is to enhance the survival of the remaining wild chimpanzee populations and their habitat, the tropical rain forest, throughout tropical Africa. Our main goals are:
-To protect such a “flag-ship species” in its forest habitat enhances also protection of other endangered fauna and particularly the highly endangered rain forest.
-Maintaining the tropical forest cover is a condition for guaranteeing the seasonal rainfalls. They are crucial for the human populations and their crop plantations.
-Protecting the chimpanzee means guaranteeing the survival of the living link to our own prehistory concerning questions about the human evolution.