Author Archives: Terese Hart

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 […]

African Grey Parrot Bust _ Now What?

Recently dead African Grey Parrots are scattered through the periwinkle at a holding site of one of Byart Birds’s local buyers. Four motorbikes loaded with baskets of African Grey Parrot chicks crossed the Kasuku River for Kindu on February 14th just as it grew dark. The security officer on duty knew that they were illegal. […]

Trained and Ready for a National Park

Washi, a new park guard, on duty near front-line skirmish with the criminal Thoms. 7 February 2016 — It was well after dark when I got a call from Alatcho. He and four others had arrived at the ICCN (parks) office in Kindu from Dingi. They were now park guards. Washi on the far left […]

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 […]