Category Archives: Bushmeat

Animals killed in the bush for food. Bushmeat trading is one of the main sources of cash for people in TL2. Traders and hunters come from 100s of kilometers to exploit TL2 forests.

Why Not Kill a Bonobo

Arrested and on his way to Kindu. No escape possible. It was on 1st July 2015 that Asanga Gilbert brought four dead bonobos into Likanjo, the hunters’ village that has cankered up on the west side of Bafundo. A PALL1 informer sent a message by HMS radio to Leon in Kindu. “You should be here,” […]

How to Move a Village ?

Obenge, seemed a peaceful village… … though impoverished and utterly remote with no school and no health care. In 2007 the TL2/Lukuru project made its first landing at Obenge and soon it became our first base camp along the Lomami. About Obenge: it first appeared on maps in the early 1920s. It was not yet on this […]

Fighting Arson with Fire-Power along the Lomami

The chief of the bangengele doing outreach for the park before we put in bridges. Her house, too, went up in flames. See below. Arsonists burned three of our base camps in just over a year.

Ebola Empties Villages, Bushmeat Empties Forests.

Just dead-Still warm. Ebola is a disease, Bushmeat is commerce, but both remain uncontrolled for similar reasons: absence – on the ground – of adequate trained, committed individuals. Why the unwillingness to marshal and train human experts – on the ground – to bring the plagues under control?