Conservation without Local People is No Longer an Option: Integrated Approaches in DRC
In order to ensure the integrity of protected areas, civil society and public institutions at all levels must collaborate in developing and implementing conservation policies. Learn how the WWF DRC office is developing a conservation strategy based on a long-term vision of its role in harmony with national conservation policies.
Roy Buhendwa, Léonard Mubalama, Marco Lambertini, WWF Director General, Laurent Nsenga
Roy Buhendwa, Landscape Leader, VirungaRoy is a WWF DRC old-timer, having worked for the organization in a "previous life" in the late 80s to mid-90s. He has been back with WWF since 2007, working in the Province of North Kivu, in the Virunga Landscape, focusing on community-based conservation and natural resource management. Roy is an agricultural engineer with special training in agroforestry, environmental education and rural development.
Leonard Mubalama, Project Leader, Itombwe
Laurent Nsenga, Project Leader, Lac Tumba
Laurent has worked with WWF in the DRC since 2004. Prior to joining, Laurent spent several years with the Congolese government and international cooperation agencies. He currently focuses protected areas and community-based natural resource management. Laurent is an agricultural engineer by training and holds a Master's degree in forest management.