Category Archives: About the project

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 […]

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 […]