Bonye bai offers one of the most untouched places to view wildlife in Central Africa. In 2015, WCS researchers began collecting information on Bonye’s elephants and other animals visiting the bai. Only several miles from an notorious international border, the wildlife in and around Bonye is increasingly vulnerable to poaching. This February, the team constructed a platform at the bai to provide researchers with an elevated, unobscured view of elephants visiting the forest clearing. It is hoped that the increased presence of researchers in this remote area will also act as a crucial deterrent for potential poachers.