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 […]
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 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.
...in Kinshasa and after two successive trips to Kisangani, I am preparing to go to Kindu on Thursday(31 July)...
...John is now in Kindu and I will meet him at Katopa camp. He just had a very exciting trip to Bafundo which we will tell more about eventually...
...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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- social media club on In Congo, the Forest Claims and Buries Its Carcasses and Wrecks
- Terese Hart on ITURI STORY. Crossing the Forest – Part 8
- genna anderson on ITURI STORY. Crossing the Forest – Part 8
- claudia catania on ITURI STORY. Putnam’s Palais – Part 6
- genna anderson on ITURI STORY. Before this War – Part 2
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