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Back Into the Wild


As the dugout canoe cuts its path through the early morning mist that covers the surface of the Lopori River, Victor Likofata recounts the day in August, 2011 when he was mauled and left for dead by a troop of bonobos, a species of great ape endemic to the Congo Basin.

Likofata was part of a small team of trackers with Amis des Bonobo du Congo (ABC), a community-driven conservation project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He and the other trackers had been tasked with monitoring a troop of 12 formerly captive bonobos who, in an ambitious and unprecedented …read more

Source:: The International Reporting Project

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