Author Archives: Terese Hart

Bonobo Meat at Kindu Market Rate

The hunter, the bonobo, and the shotgun that killed her. We thought we were making progress in 2009. Every village had poster pictures of bonobos and other completely protected species. “Not to shoot!” Certainly the killing would go down. Hunter from Tshombe Kilima puts bonobo carcass on the fire. More progress in 2012: a hunter […]

Plants are Last — in the Forests of the Ituri and the Lomami.

ASANI, on right, marking a tree for measurement above the buttresses on our Ituri plots, circa 1990. We had been in the Ituri Forest for ten years. First we put radio collars on okapi, then on forest antelope. We did forest-wide large mammal inventories, and a study of leopard. It was somewhere after all of […]

Four-Legged Curiosity and Another Camera Trap Thief

Is this Lesula curious? After all, the camera trap is a novelty, although it strives to be too cryptic to notice.

Inoko and the Camera Trap Thief

“There’s a new species of monkey at Bafundo” (Henri Silegowa) “I doubt it!” (John Hart) “Show me the photos. Where is the skin?” (still John) “The hunter refused to give up the skin, but,” Henri explained, “There are photos, still in the camera at Bafundo.” One of the photos on the Bafundo camera. It was […]