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 (POPOF)  is a grass roots ngo working to protect the critically-endangered eastern  lowland (grauer's) gorillas which live in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, in the  Democratic Republic of Congo.

We do this by working with the local communities to end their reliance on the unique rainforest habitat which is the gorillas' home.  

Education and community-led sustainable development projects go hand in hand with conservation.

Grauer's Gorillas - mother and baby
Our Team

Learn about the members of the POPOF Team and what they do.


Learn about our projects and how they make a difference to the lives of the communities which live on the boundaries of the KBNP, as well as the conservation of the Grauer's gorillas.

Get Involved

Read about the many ways in which you can get involved in what we're doing.


Don't have the time to get involved?  Here is all the information you need on how to support our work by making a donation.  (Thank you!)

July 2021

As part of our ongoing support for the Vegan Club, the women have begun to grow a new crop of mushrooms. Read about it here.

Big News!  

17th September 2021

The Pole Pole Foundation has been selected as one of the first ever Finalists for the Earthshot Prize to 'Protect and Restore Nature'!

Read more about it in our blog here.

June 2023

June 2021

Tree Planting Project started in a new community.  Read all about it here.

27th September 2021

Working on fuel efficiency

POPOF Receives 3 Year Ecological Restoration Fund Grant.

Read more on our blog page HERE.

Click HERE to see what the ladies of our Women's Empowerment Group are doing to make their charcoal go further.  

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