The DodoBahati Foundation supports and promotes the development and implementation of measures for the protection of nature and animals, especially the protection of wildlife in nature reserves and national parks all over the world.
Current Issue: The Congohound Project
We began building a special task force of rangers to fight poaching in the Virunga National Park in 2011. Together with their specially trained dogs the rangers make a significant contribution to controlling poaching in the region.
The rangers of the Congohound Unit have been trained to do police work and investigate the scenes of poaching crimes. With the help of their specially trained dogs they also trail poachers and find hidden weapons and ivory in vehicles, buildings or in open terrain. The dogs are kept in a comfortable kennel compound at the park’s headquarters in Rumangabo, where eight rangers take care of them around the clock. A specially modified vehicle is used to transport the dogs...