The territory of Bolobo, located in the District of Plateau, in the Bandundu Province, covers an area of 3.500km². It is an area rich in biodiversity and home to bonobo, elephant and buffalo species, among many others. The people depend mainly on agriculture, fishing, and hunting. Social infrastructure is degraded – the roads are in a terrible state and access is possible only via privately maintained routes.
Forests are invaded by "so-called artisanal loggers," who log trees on an industrial scale.