Author Archives: Terese Hart

Kisangani, Ravaged Again by Congo River Floods

Une Affaire d’Hommes – A Man’s affair – is the writing on the flooded tavern. Historical data is limited, but it appears that Congo River’s annual high water season at Kisangani results in major inundations every 15 to 18 years. Large parts of the city are flooded. Dugouts ply the flooded streets. Kisangani’s location on […]

A Rainy Season Crossing to the Lomami River

November and December are the height of the rainy season in the Lomami Park and this has been a wet rainy season. A trip into the park is more complicated. BUT, with good porters and adequate audacity, it is still possible. The porters are checking their loads before leaving the last village. All the streams […]

Bonobos in the Baies

TL2’s bonobos have different strategies in different areas across a wide ecological range. Above a group is feeding in a baie or forest clearing called Musubuku in the northern part of the Lomami National Park. On the map above, each survey grid square is 100 km2. The area within each square had at least 10km […]

Ivory Sting Operation – for Lomami Elephants

Ranger (center) in 2008 during his arrest for Ivory poaching. After 2 years in prison, he is back poaching Lomami elephants. Four gangs are now poaching the remnant elephant population of the Loamami Park: — Ranger’s gang from north west of the park, — Tchuma’s gang from the north center of the park, — Sylva’s […]