A million acres of rainforest protection meets community ownership in one of the poorest places on the planet

Help save the Congo Basin Rainforest and the Bantomba tribe

DURHAM, North Carolina – July 3, 2015 – Go Conscious Earth (GCE) is a non-profit organization that is fighting to preserve millions of acres of pristine rainforest on Lac Tumba in the Congo Basin Rainforest. The Congo Basin Rainforest provides food, shelter, water, and medicine to over 75 million people. The area around Lac Tumba, and the CGE conservation area specifically, is the home of the Ba’aka pygmy people, the Bantomba tribe, and many endangered species, such as bonobos and elephants.

MTV News called it the real life version of “Fern Gully,” as they interviewed the founder of GCE, Godi Godar. Godar grew up in Lac Tumba and has made it his life’s mission to make sure it’s saved from big corporations. The CEO of GCE was also interviewed for the article and had this to say, “There’s all this rainforest, especially in this part of the world [and it] belongs to the people that live on it,” Ariel Rogers, GCE’s CEO told MTV News, “and we would like to facilitate a way for them to have ownership and to have stewardship and be able to raise money on their own land, just like we do in the United States.”

So, in order for the tribes living here to keep their lands protected, GCE worked with the DRC government to create a one million acre land concession. GCE then signed an agreement with the government and the indigenous communities living there, including the Bantomba tribe and Ba’aka pygmy people, to support the communities in building a sustainable infrastructure. If GCE does not reach its goals, the concession will be returned to the DRC government and would inevitably be sold or leased to corporations that would destroy it. The commitment to the 40 villages is to help build water wells, health clinics, schools, and much more. Once these projects have started, GCE will save another million acres for the adjacent villages. That’s why they started this IndieGoGo campaign. The goal of this project is to raise $120,000 by July 16, 2015 in order to start building water wells.

To help save this rainforest, please visit the IndieGoGo campaign or click here. Backers can choose from many attractive rewards as a “thank you” for their donations.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to save this beautiful and unique rainforest, home of the Ba’aka pygmy people, the Bantomba tribe, and the endangered Bonobo.

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Media Contact
Company Name: Go Conscious Earth (GCE)
Contact Person: Ariel Rogers
Email: arielrogers@GCEarth.org
Phone: 919-308-6120
Country: United States
Website: www.GCEarth.org