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Wildlife Wednesdays: Protecting Wildlife and Nature in Africa – Community

posted on May 11th, 2011 by Tammie Bettinger, Ph.D., Senior Research Biologist, Disney's Animal Programs

People of the Kasugho Community in the Democratic Republic of Congo

It’s impossible to help wildlife – like endangered gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo – without the support of the people in nearby communities. GRACE (Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center), the first-ever rehabilitation facility in Africa for rescued orphan eastern gorillas, is located near the Congolese village of Kasugho. The people of Kasugho’s commitment to wildlife and habitat conservation made it a natural choice for the center, and the local community is flourishing, along with GRACE’s gorillas.

The second in a series of three videos on our conservation efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo focuses on this community of amazing people.

To learn more about Disney’s commitment to conservation, visit

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Wendy from CA on May 13th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Bravo for recognizing that to support animals we must also support human beings!

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