Category Archives: About the project

Biodiversity Conference in Kisangani

John, our TL2 Scientific Director, worked with our team leaders, Matthieu Mirambo and Pablo Ayali, to prepare two posters for the First International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, June 6-10, 2014 at the University of Kisangani (Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité). Matthieu’s work represented his intensive year of bonobo study and work carried […]

Village theatre in Congo’s Outback

Talking with villagers in remote villages around the new Lomami Park-to-be can only be done one way: face-to-face. There just isn’t any other way – no other means of communication. This February, we tried something new near the park’s eastern border, in Maniema province, about 70 km northeast of the city of Kindu where Project […]

Lesula: Captured on Camera in the Lomami Basin

What brought Steven to Yawende in the Lomami Basin. My first real view of the N’Djili International Airport after the brief, disorienting excitement of my arrival in Kinshasa, DR Congo, was watching a plane take off. The medium sized, twin prop cargo plane arched into the sky; black, billowing smoke poured out of both engines […]

From Congo’s Traditional Healer to Kinshasa’s General Hospital

Jeanne in the hospital waiting for Tuesday to come — with some trepidation. We are relieved. More correctly we are hopeful – even confident – that Jeanne will be able to walk again. We went to Jeanne’s uncle; we went to Jeanne’s older brother. We pleaded with them to convince the family. Finally Tuesday night […]