Daridibó runs its own programme of community based conservation and acts as a catalyst for policies and actions of others that help to achieve the goal of sustainable, thriving chimpanzee populations in West Africa.
The Boé in south-east Guinea Bissau is the geographical heart of our activities. We cooperate closely with Dutch NGO Chimbo.
The Boé is a remote area of about 3,000 km2 with few means of existence for the local Fula communities but with a rich natural environment supporting a population of 1,000 – 1,500 chimpanzees. 160 community rangers from 32 village vigilance committees patrol their surroundings twice a month and report to us about the presence of chimpanzees and other wildlife. If they notice poaching activities we report those to the authorities.