Goualougo Triangle Ape Project’s Base Camp


The Goualougo Triangle Ape Project is based in northern Republic of Congo. Staff administration and logistics are operated from the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park headquarters in Bomassa village. The Goualougo Triangle Ape Project’s staff work in close collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Congo Program and government officials of the Ministere de l’Economie Forestiere to oversee the facilitation and management of the project’s field activities. Since the initiation of the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Congo Program has provided access to infrastructural support and services which facilitate the project. Further, all of the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project’s efforts are associated with a detailed work plan to standardize methods and implement collaborative research projects with other conservation scientists in the Sangha Tri National (TNS) and Tridom landscapes which encompass important ape conservation areas in the Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Gabon.

Manzele_Paulette_Cooking_GoualogoThe daily field surveys of the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project are typically deployed from the main base camp. However, several satellite and temporary camps are utilized during transect surveys and our research in the surrounding logging concession. In all camps, Goualougo Triangle Ape Project staff make great efforts to reduce our impacts on the environment and eliminate the possibility of disease transmission to wildlife. All of our research camps are tented, and solar power is the main source of energy. The Goualougo Triangle Ape Project adheres to all national and international standards of environmental and ethical practices for field research.