Integrating traditional knowledge into the PA policies process to improve conservation in eastern DRC – slide presentation
Dominique Bikaba’s persentation covered aspects of community forestry managment, land conflicts, alternative livelihood options particularly for former poachers, and indigenous leadership in conservation and institutions.
Bikaba has found creative ways to conserve local and indigenous communities in the environment they inhabit. The two million trees he has grown have been used for cooking fires and school desks. Bikaba not only brings the forest to the community, but he shows that when it comes to peacemaking, a sustainable community is also important. He is “like a light in the village” amid the deadliest war in the world.