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. Daridibó has also created over 35 fire brigades. These brigades create fire breaks around the sacred forests in the area and better protect the forests against large wild fires.