OUR HISTORY:The Bongo Surveillance Project (BSP) is a home grown Kenyan organisation, founded by Mike Prettejohn in 2004. Mike has a lifetime of experience in the alpine forests of Kenya. Realising the species was in a steep decline, Mike formed teams of experienced “Bongo” trackers to collect vital data to verify remnant bongo populations in the wild. These monitoring activities are augmented by community outreach and conservation education programmes to forest-adjacent communities.
RECOGNITION:The BSP project team is recognised on a local and international level for its unique surveillance work in the field. Since 2014, the BSP has been branded as a recognized WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums) conservation project.
PARTNERSHIP:The BSP is supported financially and technically through partnership with domestic and international conservation organisations.Local partners include Rhino Ark, KWS, KFS, among others; and internationally by IUCN, Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Tusk Trust, among others.
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