Threatened animals

We focus on those animals whose population has suffered badly in recent years and which for a variety of reasons have repeatedly come into the focus of poachers, such as rhinos for their horns and elephants for their tusks.

Due to dwindling habitat, the largest predator in Africa, the lion, comes into constant conflict with the local population as lions sometimes kill livestock and are then hunted or poisoned by the farmers in return.

The gorillas, who belong to our closest relatives, only survive in a relatively small area in Eastern Africa. The population has stabilized and recovered somewhat, but the safety is deceiving, because the last gorillas live in a chronic war zone (Kivu region) and the situation for the animals can deteriorate at any time again.