Dzanga-Sangha: Land of the Gorilla

Allard Blom

Allard Blom, Managing Director for the Congo Basin September, 2020

For more than 30 years, WWF has worked in Dzanga-Sangha, partnering closely with the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and local communities to support management of natural resources in this incredible forest ecosystem where gorillas, elephants, and people coexist. Driving conservation here is the ethos that nature and people can thrive together. Thanks to an approach based on long-term community engagement, Dzanga-Sangha stands as a model of enduring conservation in a region fraught with conflict. Join us on World Gorilla Day to hear from Allard Blom, WWF Managing Director for the Congo Basin, about his extensive experience in the region, including his leadership in creating a successful gorilla habituation program, where tourists can visit the elusive western lowland gorillas – and how that program is leading to the protection of the species.