Tag Archives: DR Congo

Why everyone should care about African Grey Parrots

You do not need to convince me that the African Grey Parrot is a spectacular bird. I have walked through rainforest surrounded by their cacophonous vocalizations, and seen 100 parrots descend to the ground as a blurred grey and red … Continue reading

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The Heart of Africa “unfiltered”: A Lac Ndjale case study

This title is immediately misleading, so I immediately set to clarify it. Unlike many other countries, it is not possible to live in an “American bubble,” in DRC: to select my accommodation, food, and activities to avoid real inundation into … Continue reading

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Kindu and Katopa, 2011-2015: Three and-a-half years distinct

In the region of the Congo where the Harts have established a provincial park, soon to be upgraded to an official National park, the makeup of the landscape is intimately connected to three rivers: the Tshuapa, Lomami, and Lualaba (another … Continue reading

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A huge milestone for GRACE, years in the making

In a final note about GRACE, I wanted to pass on the announcement of a monumental milestone for the ogranization: the opening of their new 24-acre forest enclosure. I was incrediblely fortunate to be on site for this event, and … Continue reading

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DRC 2015

It is with an air of stimulated familiarity I find myself once again in the Democratic Republic of Congo, several weeks into an extended period abroad and wondering where the past few months have gone. These aforementioned months have been … Continue reading

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Lake Mburo National Park, and some regional concerns

The field station has grown much more crowded over the summer months. Most recently, we’ve had a large influx of European students participating in Kibale’s Tropical Biology Association field course. More relevant to the chimpanzee project, since the end of … Continue reading

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Spring Break!

Several weeks ago, two other researchers and I took a break from our projects and went on a 10-day vacation. For me, leaving the country was also a necessity given that my research visa papers haven’t been processed yet; it … Continue reading

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