Based in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (PNBK), the Pole Pole Foundation works closely with local communities to offer a program called Poachers to Artisans, environmental education, reintegration of displaced indigenous families, reforestation efforts, and protection of local gorilla populations. The initiative has resulted in reduced conflict between PNBK managers and the neighbouring population.

In 2006, Pole Pole Foundation won the Equator Prize which is awarded biennially to recognize outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This video was created as part of our Biodiversity for Local Livelihoods project.

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