Mangazumbu mama minces no words. The rains have started. The scents are wonderful. Hanging lianas brush fragrant flowers against our faces as the motorbikes speed along brief stretches of dry path. Mostly, though, we are walking ahead or behind the “motos” on our way to Mangazumbu. Half the time we are wading – often knee [...]
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
We finished 2012 with 706,000 USD — no surplus, no debts.
March 2013: We have raised 260,000 USD this year. Please help us get beyond mid-May. Thank you! Read more.
...in Kinshasa, preparing for the Abraham ceremony to celebrate Congolese conservation heros. This year seven are guards killed in the line of duty....
...John is in Kindu at Ngondo camp, but soon heading to Katopa camp and then downriver to Obenge camp ....
...We now have a tab for maps. Our first map is the soon-to-be Lomami National Park as approved by the governors. Then a series of maps illustrates the history of the TL2 project.
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:
- Five expert team leaders, Dino Tshwa, Maurice Emetshu, Crispin Kibambe, Christian Urom, and Ephrem Mpaka.
- All of us working closely with some 30-40 other staff, from dugout captain, to community project leader and from cooks to porters, all essential.
We’ve been in the field – Congo’s TL2 – since May 2007.
WHAT IS TL2? IT IS THIS FOREST ↓↓
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