Field Project

In 2007, Chimpanzee Trust field project commenced to support communities living alongside wild chimpanzees on private land as neighbors, so as to benefit from their proximity and value their existence. We now have implemented field projects in Hoima, Kibale, Masindi and Buliisa districts of the Albertine Rift in Western Uganda.

Objectives of this program

  • Enhance conservation education
  • Undertake forest conservation and restoration activities
  • Facilitate community development approaches
  • Conduct relevant research activities
  • Initiate and strengthen partnerships for conservation

Field conservation for the Chimpanzee Trust involves the following;


  • Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) and Post PES projects in Uganda

    Chimpanzee Trust is proud to have implemented the pilot “Developing an Experimental Methodology for Testing the Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services to Enhance Conservation in Productive Landscapes in Uganda” and post “Harnessing Livelihood Benefits from a Payment for Environmental Services scheme” projects. This was through partnership with the Uganda

  • Research


    CSWCT has established a chimp monitoring system that is implemented by trained personnel from the local communities. This is being done in 5 sub-counties in Hoima and Masindi districts. The purpose is to understand chimp distribution and chimp movement in private forests and relate it with any proposed plan for

  • Conservation

    Field Programme

    Executive Director Lilly Ajarova participating in tree Nursery Planting in Munteme Kyabigambire, Hoima District.

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    Forest Conservation

    CSWCT has established tree nurseries for demonstration as well as sources of seedlings for tree planting in Munteme, Kyabigambire and Kitoba sub counties- Hoima. These have a capacity to produce over 100,000 seedlings per year. We focus on production of indigenous and fruit tree seedlings.