The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
Lac Tumba Landscape
The Lake Tumba landscape covers 126,440km², shared between the DRC and the Republic of Congo. It is made up mainly of marshes, seasonally flooded forests and meadows. It is home to the largest Ramsar freshwater wetland of international importance. The forest of Lake Tumba is world’s largest swamp forest and world’s second largest wetland area.
Species found in the landscape
- Primates including the bonobo, chimpanzee, Angolan colobus, Allen’s swamp monkey, black mangabey, red-tailed monkey, and de Brazza’s monkey, forest elephant, forest buffalo, Leopard, Many species of fish, three types of crocodile and Hippopotamus
- Habitats consist of open watercourses, forests, forest-savannah mosaics, wetlands and swamp forests.
Objectives & Interventions
- Conserve the forest and wetlands of the landscape and their biodiversity through integrated management of lands and natural resources
- Contribute to the socio-economic development of local people through alternatives to unsustainable exploitation of resources
- Give local people more control over their natural resources by participating in the decentralization process and natural resource management
- Community mapping
- Creation and effective management of protected areas
- Sustainable forest management and forest certification
- Macro and micro zoning
- Sustainable community natural resource management and alternative livelihoods
- Sustainable fishery management
- Bonobo habituation programme, which is now integrated in an eco-tourism programme