PROGRAM OVERVIEW

We contract approximately 50 local workers in the Gran Caldera and Southern Highlands Scientific Reserve to serve in forest and beach patrol teams to deter hunting and to collect wildlife data.

We cooperatively manage a nature center in collaboration with the local community of Ureca in the Gran Caldera Scientific Reserve.

We educate local children on the importance of wildlife conservation using a program designed around the use of the Bioko Island Book Series.

We run a wildlife research center in the town of Moka to host eco-tourists and visiting research scientists. The center includes a staff house, guest rooms, an education center, a well-maintained trail system, and trail-access to the Gran Caldera and Southern Highlands Scientific Reserve.

We began the Bioko Artisan Collective, where you can help locals earn a sustainable living by purchasing authentic handcrafted souvenirs.

"In the end, we conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only

what we are taught."

 

- Baba Dioum, Senegalese poet

All photos are credited to National Geographic Photographers Tim Laman, Ian Nichols, Joel Sartore, and Christian Ziegler, as well as numerous members of BBPP (staff, students, and volunteers).