About 150 Tourism students in the village of Kasugho at the Tayna Center for Conservation Biology (TCCB) are getting ready to present their research and graduate in February, 30 of them are women.
One of the most innovative higher education institutions in Congo, TCCB has become a player in the regional effort to ensure nature conservation and sustainable development. It was begun with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The graduates will join the ranks of others already engaged in conservation, education and media employed by Congo’s national Park Service, Community Managed Reserves, local not-for-profits, radio stations and teaching in other local universities. Creating a community of Congolese nationals accepting responsibility for their own biodiversity. There by getting rid of poarching which is the biggest threat to the Endangered Mountain gorillas and Low land gorillas