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Rangers Return to Protect Gorillas

  • 11/27/08
  • Paul

On the other side of the DR Congo, out east where things are grim, there is some good news for mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park.

70 rangers have returned to their posts, with the intention of resuming monitoring activities, says the International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP).

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A Nice Surprise from the Bonobos of Ndele Research Camp

  • 11/26/08
  • Valentin

We were very worried before our arrival here at Ndele when we received a call from our intern telling us that there had been no direct observations or even traces of the bonobos for three whole months.

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New Bonobo Blogger Joins Our Team from the Congo!

  • 11/23/08
  • Paul
I'm super excited to introduce the newest member of AWF's Blog Team: Valentin Omasombo Wotoko from our Congo Heartland. Check out his blog: http://awf.org/bonoboblog Having spent the last two weeks in the field with Valentin, I think he is remarkable.

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The Bonobos of the Lomako-Yokokala Faunal Reserve for the World to Discover

  • 11/21/08
  • Valentin
Hello everyone! Thanks to the internet connection installed on the 14th of November 2008, and the basic infrastructure which has been built at our Lomako Conservation Science Camp - all the information on the populations of bonobos living in this part of the equatorial rainforest - is available to all. [caption id="attachment_239" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A young bonobo."]Continue reading

Searching for Bonobos

  • 11/21/08
  • Paul

The guides haven't seen bonobos in about three months. But we went into the Lomako forest anyway and I thought at least we'll get some good exercise and fresh rain forest air.

Little did I know what I was in for.

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