Rape, pillage and strategic murder mark out a ring of terror and make a border of security for the lawless. François, the father of Kakongo’s chief, was beaten by Thoms’s outlaws because his son did not reject the park. The map below shows the ring of terror “Colonel President Thoms” has been building around himself […]
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
Ituri Forest Riches back On-Line
The Okapi Reserve's wealth is showcased in this film by Alan Root. May these riches endure forever.
We finished 2013 with 735,700 USD — but two emergencies drained all reserves at the end of the year.
March 2014: Independent donors (thank you, Nancy, Edith, Tom, Joan...and others) assured we could get field activities underway in January. Now with funds from two loyal sources Arcus Foundation and Woodtiger Fund we can work full throttle up until mid-year. We do not want to cut pace then : your contribution will be very much appreciated! Read more.
...back in Kinshasa after three weeks in Maniema at Katopa and Chombe Kilima camps.
...John is still in Maniema where he is also visiting Bafundo camp; we will overlap in Kinshasa starting in about a week....
...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:
- Expert field leaders, Maurice Emetshu, Henri Silegowa, Pablo Ayali, Leon Salumu and Matthieu Mirambo.
- 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.
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