Congo Tourism Gate
100% of all donations go to Congo Tourism Gate for our Gorilla Ambassador campaign.
URGENT: The Nyiragongo Volcano has erupted Saturday, May 22nd 2021. Many people are now displaced and homeless. Children have been separated from their families and lost.
This eruption has caused destruction to the majority of the city of Goma and residents were forced to flee their homes. The populations of Goma and the territory of Nyiragongo were seriously affected: houses destroyed by lava, material goods burned, and missing children. Families were left with no food, drink, or shoes. Not to mention the psychological and physical shocks.
Hundreds of families are in distress, including those of the children we teach. Your contribution will save these families, these children and give them hope and strength. With your donation, construction materials will be purchased for these homeless families, lost children will be searched for and will be given clothing, and food will be taken to their families.
Congo Tourism Gate is based in Goma, near the national parks. We aim to help the community through our program here. We appreciate any and all support! Thank you.
Congo Tourism Gate (CTG) is a Non-Profit Organization which hosts educational programs to protect the local wildlife through their Gorilla Ambassador campaign.
CTG actively works with various national parks in the region, more specifically the Virunga National Park and the Kahuzi-Biega National Park.
These parks are home to the critically endangered eastern mountain gorillas and the western lowland gorillas. The work they are doing to protect these animals in that region is so important. The fight starts with the people there and we want to put a spotlight on their efforts.
CTG provides classes to children to teach them about conservation at a young age. Often times, they travel with the children to the national parks. This is when they can see the gorillas firsthand and learn about them. Education is powerful and these types of programs help ensure conservation efforts for generations to come.
The national parks in Congo rely on tourism for as much as 40% of their funding. A single gorilla trekking permit from the national parks can cost up to $1000USD per person. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel is limited to many regions, forcing the national parks to rely on alternative methods to raise funds.
COVID-19 is as dangerous to the gorillas as it is to humans. After all, they share 97% of their DNA with us. The people who can visit the national parks have to remain at a safe distance from the gorillas to protect them.
In order to pick up where the 2020 pandemic has left them, HERPETOLOGIE™ has been licensed to help raise funds for Congo Tourism Gate.
Help us help them.