Category Archives: About the project

Sing it loud: the Lomami National Park Exists

Rehearsal of the Lomami National Park anthem for the 10th of December 2016. In October 2016, a colleague from an international conservation NGO in Congo asked us, “Is it true there is a new National Park?” What? She didn’t know? It was three months earlier, on the 19th of July 2016, that the Prime Minister of […]

Maniema Meets New York

Leon Salumu stands at the Southern end of Central Park a couple days before returning to Maniema, Congo. Leon Salumu, the head of the TL2 PALL project (assisting law enforcement) spent three weeks of October 2016 in the eastern United States. When he got back to DR Congo, Cintia Garai, the TL2 project’s administrative assistant, […]

We Updated our “About Us” Section

People are the key to conservation. Through people we learn about the forest of the Lomami Park and its buffer zone. People working with people build the collaborations necessary to secure a ring of managed forest around the park. There are more trained, dedicated and inspired people on the TL2 project staff now than a […]

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 […]