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Indigenous Communities in DR Congo
The indigenous Bambuti traditionally lived as hunter-gatherers in the forests of DR Congo, which provided them with food and shelter, but creation of the Virunga National Park, home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla, resulted in their eviction. Families were left homeless and without land, and have since faced abject poverty, but the Gorilla Organization has been addressing the needs of these communities through a project that began in 2003.