Author Archives: Terese Hart

Lomami National Park: a New Protected Area in D.R. Congo

On July 7th 2016, the Lomami National Park took its place as Congo’s 8th national park, the first in more than forty years. The Parc National de la Lomami (PNL) markers are set along the southern limit with local chiefs. This gold nugget surfaced from the travail of many, long collaborations. The real debate started […]

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 […]