Bonobo Conservation

Notes From the Field, October - December 2009

November 4, 2009

From Stefanie McLaughlin, assistant conservation coordinator (from the Zoological Society’s office in Milwaukee, Wis.):

Dear All,

Gay and Patrick (and the cargo) have finally made it to Mbandaka! 

After being bumped from a flight earlier this week (a common occurrence in Democratic Republic of Congo), they were successfully able to fly out today (despite a few worries that they would be bumped again). 

They are eagerly awaiting their trip upriver to Etate — it will be their first in almost a year because they spent the spring field season surveying an area north of Salonga in collaboration with the African Wildlife Foundation. As I write this, they are busy getting the supplies packed and the pirogues loaded up so that they can leave for the field on Sunday.

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