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 […]
About Terese Hart
As director of the TL2 Project I represent an outstanding team of Congolese field biologists. My husband and I set out in 2007 to explore an unknown forest. We found bonobos, a new species of monkey, forest elephant, okapi, Congo peacock... Our mission now, with our TL2 staff, is to build effective conservation from village-base to national administration for TL2 and other critical conservation areas of DR Congo. Read more.
terese AT bonoboincongo DOT com
Thank you for a very productive 2015! By December you contributed $1,646,500.
This allowed us to do more for the Lomami National Park and its buffer zone than in any previous year.
And we are off to a strong start in 2016. Your support and interest are for us the greatest motivation possible. Our responsiblity is to keep you informed. Through this blogsite and through our reports and photos. Don't hesitate to ask us specific questions.
Our direct thanks go to (in order funding was received in 2015) Arcus Foundation, FCF (anonymous), Wildcat Foundation, Rainforest Trust, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Edith McBean and many very generous donors through this blogsite.
Many thanks from all of us in TL2.
About Our Project
The three river basins of the Tshuapa, Lomami and Lualaba Rivers (TL2), Congo’s forest enigma, ascend through its geographic heart. We have answered our first question "Is Congo's own great ape, the bonobo, found in TL2?" Yes it is? And so is Congo's endemic rainforest giraffe, the okapi and the rare Congo peacock. But, now the challenge is to bring real protection to the forests before the bonobo and all other large animals are hunted out.
We make a great team:
- Willy Mekombo, Program Manager. Born in a small village in 1982…the youngest of eight children, of the first of four wives… read more
- Maurice Emetshu, Outreach Leader. When people reject what he tells them, Maurice … tries again.. read more
- Leon Salumu, Ambassador for PALL and Public Relations Officer, Maniema. A turning point was when he learned that his colleague, Boni, was twice slashed with a machete… read more
- Matthieu Mirambo, Program Coordinator for Maniema Province. “Hunting damaged the forest of the village where I was born, all the elephants disappeared…” read more
- Junior Amboko, Team leader in charge of camera traps for Maniema. “When we download the photos and videos from the camera trap cards, we see the miracle…” read more
- Robert Abani, PALL deputy in Tshopo Province. “My father told us, ‘now the world is going in a direction where conservation needs to have an important role. You should learn about this…” read more
- More soon...
We’ve been in the field – Congo’s TL2 – since May 2007.
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