Author Archives: Terese Hart

Pleading for Elephants in Open Air Court by the Congo River

The public trial started on Tuesday the 19 of April 2016 on the steps of the Kisangani post office. At the base of the wide stairs, was the ample city park and beyond that the silent Congo River. Captain Bosongo stands accused as Kisangani gathers below. The public ministry had 5 cases against military for […]

Parrot Confiscation on the Congo River – Film

Cintia Garai, intern on the TL2/Lukuru project, made a film of the parrot confiscation. She accompanied the authorities and our own Leon and Mustafa to the site on the 28th of May (post on the 30th May). Because of a trip to Katopa camp we are only now able to upload it. Thank you Cintia!

Parrot Holding Pen just Down River

Parrots in the Nyonge holding pen. On May 28th 65 parrots were confiscated approximately 10 km north of Kindu in Nyonge, a small village on the edge of the Congo River in Maniema Province. These birds were collected from the wild in defiance of a law that was repeatedly communicated to the public and had […]

How to Move a Village ?

Obenge, seemed a peaceful village… … though impoverished and utterly remote with no school and no health care. In 2007 the TL2/Lukuru project made its first landing at Obenge and soon it became our first base camp along the Lomami. About Obenge: it first appeared on maps in the early 1920s. It was not yet on this […]