Category Archives: Law and Order

Is it Possible to Save Congo’s Parrots?

African Grey Parrots descend to the ground at the Aikongo forest clearing, northwest of the Lomami Park. I returned to TL2 in April of this year to spend 3.5 months visiting important parrot sites around the park. My aim was to develop methods to monitor parrot numbers at these sites, as well as to investigate […]

Justice or Vengeance in the Heart of Africa?

Case from TL2: the disappearance of Bernard Botumba. Park guard Michel is blamed for the disappearance of Bernard.

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.

Morgan is Dead! What follows for Congo’s Forests?

Morgan (with gun) and some of his men in a gold camp in the Ituri in 2013. Last Saturday (April 12th), Morgan (alias Paul Sadala) with more than forty of his men, all armed, came out of the forest and presented themselves to the local authorities at Badengaido, a small village 50 km west of […]