Forgotten Parks Foundation

Area of operation: Democratic Republic of Congo
Species Focus: Forest Elephants, Lions, Savana Elephants
Data: Direct Observations, Signs of presence, Camera Traps
Main Efforts: Species Conservation, Local Community Involvement

Forgotten Parks is a non-profit dedicated to protecting national parks and other biodiversity-rich areas worldwide. They currently manage Upemba National Park, a sprawling 13,000 KM² wilderness in South Congo (DRC). This vast reserve is home to hundreds of species, some of which are endemic and endangered, including elephants, buffalo, antelopes, lions, and monkeys. They envision a world where national parks, biodiversity, and healthy ecosystems are valued and protected, playing a central role in the well-being of a global society that champions the One Health approach.