Relate to previous post One of my greatest moments in the organization has been covering traditional local communities " said Ernest. There's just something unique about the traditional lifestyle and the wonder behind their powerful existence and ability to resisting modernization. Ernest caught up with a prince from one of the communities in our sphere where this photo was shot. A traditional trap used to hunt animals. It's more of a silencer and can hold an animal alive if not caught around the neck. There are fewer or no fire arms, but there exists den guns, bow and arrow 🏹 . The traps in the photo are fitted into an extensive fenced hectare of forest allowing small paths for the animals to get through and be hooked. These traps are checked on daily basis or two. Animals caught are used mainly for home consumption and a little commerce. The #pangolin#panda#waterrat#moles#gorilla#rhino#deer#wolf are some of the #endangeredspecies of #animals that fall victim to this trap. However, we are improvising alternative livelihood programs for these communities to ease pressure on the #forest#environment .
Our rangers recently rescued a young white-bellied pangolin in Garamba National Park, DRC. Our veterinarian on site is caring for this little guy until it is healthy enough to be released back into the wild. These incredible creatures are threatened with bushmeat hunting and from the demand of the illegal wildlife trade. Photo: @thomas.nicolon#AfricanParks#Conservation#Garamba#Pangolin#Wildlifetrade