PEx partners visiting the pygmy village next to the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP) in Buyungule
06 Apr 2018
Dr. Augustin K. BASABOSE, presenting the research and conservation activities carried out by Primate Expertise (PEx) on Grauer’s gorillas and other non-human primates in Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP)
PEx has been honoured to welcome Anthea Gotto and Adam Henson, our partners from Wild Earth Allies to Buyungule village next to Kahuzi-Biega National Park, the sanctuary of Grauer’s gorillas. Buyungule is one of the villages occupied by the pygmy communities living near the KBNP where Primate Expertise runs a community project to improve the living conditions of pygmies through the establishment of income-generating activities.
Anthea Gotto and Adam Henson in full discussion with the pygmies in Buyungule
We extend our sincere thanks to our donor Wild Earth Allies for its substantial financial support allowing PEx to assist pygmies inhabiting KBNP in a small guinea pigs project. Pygmies as well use the droppings of these small rodents as bio-fertilizers to grow vegetables in their small household gardens.