Located in the province of Maï-Ndombe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbou-Mon-Tour (MMT) is a non-governmental organization created in 1997 by local communities. With the support of their customary power in the Bolobo Territory, they founded the NGO following the observation of the depletion of wildlife in their territory and the effects of deforestation. Its vision is to promote a world where people meet their basic needs through the sustainable management of biodiversity. After years of actions and procedures, Mbou-Mon-Tour has succeeded in mobilizing the population and their traditional leaders to initiate a community-led and managed forestry project, the only one of its kind in wildlife and habitat conservation to date.
MMT focuses on three key areas of intervention: promotion of research, ecological monitoring and habituation of bonobos; fight against poverty and food security in the region; and raising awareness of local populations, environmental education, and territorial governance and classification in local community forests.
Equator Prize Winner: 2022
Year of establishment: 1997
Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ecosystem: Agricultural, Forests
Equator Prize 2022
Ecoagriculture and Food Security
Omasombo Wotoko Valentin
Conservation and Community Forestry Officer
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