Safeguarding the planet: Wildlife conservation
Wildlife Conservation Society
WCS has used the Bennink Foundation’s gift to support the purchase of an aircraft to provide regular aerial surveillance of the Reserve. Aircrafts are necessary to patrol the reserve during the rainy season, when certain blocks become non-traversable by vehicle. Even during the dry season, the aircraft remains useful for patrolling the expansive reserve, guiding ecoguards with air-to-ground support, and orienting key stakeholders to the landscape and its conservation needs. As noted in the last report, WCS has purchased a Cessna 206 aircraft and is in service since the end of 2017.