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A Brief History and Context of Bonobo Conservation in Lomako

  • 02/16/09
  • Valentin

Lomako is a sector of the Befale Territory in the Tshuapa district of the Province of Equateur, DR Congo. The local population is that of the ‘Mongo’ who share the forest with the bonobos.

In 1973, the Mongo population saw the first researchers arrive with their bonobo research projects. Projects, which would not have been possible without the contribution of the indigenous population who were employed as trackers, fishermen, carriers etc.

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New Blogs on AWF

I would like say how excited I am that my colleagues Dr. Bernard Kissui (Lions: Lions of Tarangire — www.awf.org/lionblog) and Dr. Paul Muoria (Grevy’s zebra: Guarding Grevy’s Zebras — www.awf.org/zebrablog) have started blogging about their work.

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Reconnecting With Old Friends

  • 02/12/09
  • Valentin

On January 30th, Nancy Thompson Handler contacted me through my previous post. Nancy conducted research here from 1980-1991. She wrote:

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Capturing Leopard #3

After the leopard scare, Clement and I waited to see what would happen. Within a few minutes hyenas surrounded the area of the cage and in the meantime we thought they scared the leopard off. After waiting for a while we decided to go back in and re-set the cage.

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Check Out Our New Lion and Grevy's Zebra Blogs

  • 02/10/09
  • Paul
It's a big week for AWF in cyberspace. The AWF Blog Team is growing with two great new bloggers: Bernard Kissui in Tanzania and Paul Muoria in Kenya. Dr. Kissui is heading up our lion conservation and research program in the Maasai Steppe Heartland. I don't think many people realize how much trouble Africa's lions are in -- there are roughly 23,000 left on the continent, down from 100,000 only two decades ago. One big driver of their decline is human-wildlife conflict.

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