Since we share many links amongst ourselves and the teams, we thought we would start sharing them with you. Here’s a few online pages that grabbed our attention in the last month.
- The BBC reports that okapis have been caught on camera in the Virungas National Park, a World Heritage site, and also the home of the famous mountain gorillas. Stuart Nixon and Thierry Lusenge did the ground work with camera traps and congratulations to them. The photographs we took of Okapi in the wild in the Ituri Forest in the 1980s all had radio collars or were being outfitted with collars when photographed. Stuart and Thierry are now getting the basic information necessary for real conservation of this important okapi population in the Virungas. Read their okapi blog here.
- The BBC echoed a report on corruption in the timber industry. Logging happens north, west and east of the Lomami and the TL2 study area. Our friends from Greenpeace Belgium have been following the logging trade closely and their latest findings are neither reassuring nor surprising.
- An online magazine called The Edger interviewed me, Terese Hart, recently.
- Blood Cows? The Christan Science Monitor covers the cattle robbery phenomenon to fund militia groups. This is East of where we operate. There are no cattle in the Lomami forests.
- A Ugandan paper published an excellent article on the correlation between bushmeat and diseases, such as Ebola.
More links to come at the end of October!