Author Archives: Terese Hart

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. Most often animals march right by, or continue unperturbed with the day’s business… This is true of elephants, of bonobos, of leopards… A discrete camera will record who is there and what they are […]

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 […]

Painting for Apes

Cleve Hicks, who led our 2012-2103 survey to Bili, has submitted these two watercolor paintings he made of chimpanzees from Northern DR Congo to the Endangered: Art for Apes contest. Check their on-line gallery. African Ape in the Sunset