Tumba Lediima Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A lesson in how not to do a protected area

Straddling Equateur and Bandundu provinces on the eastern flank of the Congo River, the 741,000 hectare Tumba Lediima Reserve is an area of undoubted biodiversity value. It harbours important populations of bonobos and some of the most important swamp forest on the planet. But conservation measures are having serious impacts…