Author Archives: Terese Hart

A Look into the Future

In December, the Lomami National Park is already sodden, breeding and heavy as it roles through its four month rainy season:  flooded rivers, flowing prairies, submerged bridges.  Not the best time to visit. A wet morning start on the path from the post at Chombekilima towards the park. But there were just two weeks open […]

After a Long Pause

This blog was silent too long – BUT not because there is no news in and around the Lomami National Park!   Here are a few of the big events since September: Ranger’s band came singing to Opala for the surrender.  The white head bands denote surrender.  Ranger himself came later on a motorbike. EVENT […]

Leaving during Lock-down

Back in Kinshasa at least 50% of people wear masks, but the best service the masks render is to catch sweat coming off the chin.  The freedom of mouth and nose are unimpaired. I was in Kindu, in the interior of DR Congo, the province of Maniema.  When I said I needed to travel despite […]

Elephant Poacher Joins our Team

Two major elephant poachers asked to come out of the forest to rejoin society. Kitona, previously an infamous elephant poacher, on recent trip with TL2 teams into Park. Once, in 2018, Ranger and Kitona sent an emissary to Bangaliwa “we are ready to talk with the general.” We had no way to handle a major […]