Mission and Vision


Daridibó believes that the chimpanzee population of West Africa has the right to live and thrive in its original habitat. The present threats to its sustainable survival need to be warded off. To achieve this, is of global interest and a shared responsibility between the world community and the local population.


Our mission is to establish the Boé area in Guinea Bissau as a sustainable community based protected area that is financially self-supporting ten years after the date that it has obtained its legal status.

Concrete activities we use to achieve our goals include:

  1. Obtain the protected area status for the Boé.
  2. Protection enforcement.
  3. Education and training of guards in order to protect the chimpanzee and its habitat.
  4. Awareness raising among the local people in the Boé.
  5. Provision of information for the government and other important actors.
  6. Investment in ecotourism.
  7. Promotion of other activities like conferences, seminars and debates about the chimpanzee conservation and protection in the Boé.
  8. Development of alternative income generation for local communities that is supportive of our objectives.
  9. Stimulating scientific research that supports our objectives