African Lion
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Save a Vast Wilderness for Lions, Chimpanzees and Elephants

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Project Overview

The Chinko landscape in the heart of Africa is one of the largest intact and remote wilderness areas left on the planet.

  • Species at Risk

    5 species

  • Carbon density

    510,232,159 mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    African Parks

  • Acres Conserved by

    Designation

Project Cost: $8,805,141
Funding Raised: $5,617,977

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Central African Republic
Acres

5,704,067

Project Overview

The Chinko landscape in the heart of Africa is one of the largest intact and remote wilderness areas left on the planet.

  • Species at Risk

    5 species

  • Carbon density

    510,232,159 mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    African Parks

  • Acres Conserved by

    Designation

Project Cost: £6,380,536
Funding Raised: £4,070,997

Please note that your donation may not be immediately reflected in the funding thermometer above.

Central African Republic
Acres

5,704,067

Chinko is a rare and extraordinary meeting of forest and savanna, home to unique species.

African Forest Elephants (CR), African Wild Dogs (EN), Eastern Chimpanzees (EN), and a substantial population of Lions (VU) all thrive in the richly biodiverse ecosystems of Chinko. But decades of political and civil unrest have left these important landscapes and species vulnerable to deforestation and poaching.

Currently, there is a small window of opportunity to legally declare this landscape as a National Park and ensure long-term protection. We have teamed up with our partner, African Parks, to protect 5.7 million acres – an area larger than the country of Wales.

Your support will help store over 510 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents in our Earth – nearly equivalent to the annual emissions of every passenger vehicle in the United States.

Did you know?

4

threatened Pangolin species call Chinko home.

Explore Chinko

African Forest Elephants standing in the grass
1 of 3

African Forest Elephant (CR)

African Wild Dog standing in grasses
2 of 3

African Wild Dog (CR)

Lion standing in a field
3 of 3

Lion (VU)

The Threat

Stop deforestation and poaching

Chinko is located in eastern Central African Republic (CAR), one of the world’s least developed countries with nearly two-thirds of the population living in poverty.

Despite the rich biodiversity and ecological significance of Chinko, conservation efforts are often extremely difficult due to the country’s instability. Without formal protection, pastoralist communities have roamed freely, converting lands to cattle pasture and poaching wildlife.

What We're Doing

Join our lasting solution

This project will provide long-term protection through sustainable management and rehabilitate damaged land. Our partner will deploy park guards to intercept pastoralist herders before they reach the park and guide them along specialized corridors to ensure they have access to outside lands for their livestock to feed. The protected area will also significantly expand protection to a massive wilderness that stretches across CAR and South Sudan.

We must take advantage of this rare opportunity. If action is not taken soon, the situation is at risk to deteriorate quickly. Your urgent support will help protect a vulnerable ecosystem with untold conservation potential.

Chimp

Partnering to Save Rainforest

Our partners’ ability to work with their governments and build strong connections with local communities ensures the successful implementation of our projects.

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100% of your money goes to our conservation efforts

Our board members and other supporters cover our operating costs, so you can give knowing your whole gift will protect rainforests.

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