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The Pole Pole Foundation, POPOF, is a non-governmental organisation created by local inhabitants and those working in and around the Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). "Pole pole" is kiswahili, meaning “slowly”. Our holistic approach to conservation and sustainable community development means we will grow gradually to achieve our ultimate goals. We strive for long-term changes to conserve the ecological gem which is the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, and to better the livelihoods of the communities which live on its boundary.

The Pole Pole Foundation was officially registered on 24th September, 1992 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Registered Charity Number: Just112/S-Kv/06/1997

We are a partner of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) of the United Nations Environment Program, UNEP - category E.


Executive members:

Members of Honor and Advisers: