CONGO GORILLAS: HOW WE’RE GIVING BACK

A percentage of your trip will be donated to Sabine Plattner African Charities (SPAC), which combines education, biodiversity research, skills training, and job creation into a holistic, sustainable approach to conservation in the communities around Africa’s protected areas.

SPAC’s core activities consist of increasing the people of Congo’s self-sufficiency and supporting locals in the struggle against poaching and exploitative use of natural resources. SPAC’s community support initiatives include the construction of community centers, the implementation of early childhood development programs, rural and urban education, biodiversity research, and the creation of opportunities for technical skills development and jobs, particularly through research and community tourism initiatives.

Children are an important focus. Happy, healthy and educated children become spokespeople for their environment and help their parents appreciate conservation. These children are African nature’s stewards who will persistently protect nature for future generations.