Author Archives: Terese Hart

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 ‘I painted this portrait of an unknown chimpanzee in Northern DR Congo to reflect the uncertain […]

Artist in Residence along the Lomami

Roger Peet (author of this post) sampling Ebambu fruit on his 2012 trip to the Lomami. I’ve made two trips to the TL2 region, the first in 2012 and the second earlier this year. Each time I’ve been overwhelmed by the richness and diversity of the country, the generosity and depth of the people, and […]

ITURI STORY. Anarchy in the Year 2000 — Part 10

The front motorcycle enters the forest after the village of Komanda We were impressive: A whole cavalcade of motorcycles. Or perhaps not so impressive.   On the back roads of the United States, where we just came from, we would be ridiculous. The motorcycles were little Yamaha 100s, tough machines, but not the American bull-machines that […]

ITURI STORY. Wakati wa Vita – Part 9

John and Rebekah in the forest. Rebekah almost 6 months old. The hunting net strung behind them. After more than two years in Epulu, we still started each morning with a face wash at the river. For a few minutes the morning was just the river: the cool feel of it against our faces, its […]