• Forest restoration in Kikuube and Hoima District

    The Chimpanzee Trust, through the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA), has entered into a 5-year agreement with the Greater Good Foundation to plant, monitor and grow 240,000 tree seedlings in the chimpanzee corridors in the North Albertine region in western Uganda. In the recent planting season, 40,000 seedlings were distrcbuted to 61farmers in Kikuube and […]

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  • Other wildlife on Ngamba Island |Water Mongoose, Nile Monitor Lizards and Otters

    Ngamba Island has a variety of other wildlife species, including over 150 species of birds, mammals like the spot necked otters, fruits bats, marsh mongoose, genet cats and reptiles like the Nile monitor lizards, as well as other insects and plants. The sanctuary has recently recorded an increase in the sightings of the nocturnal marsh/water […]

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  • ENHANCING THE READING CULTURE IN CHILDREN

    The Chimpanzee Trust in partnership with Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC) and Books for Development launched the mobile library in schools around Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria Uganda. The main goal for this launch was to expand access to reading books in the underprivileged communities, of which Koome Island is part. Five schools are […]

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  • NGAMBA ISLAND GETS A NEW BABY

    On May 17th 2021, Billi one of the resident chimpanzees at Ngamba Island gave birth to a bouncing male baby chimpanzee. In the first couple of weeks, the baby was not faring well. He was weak and lethargic and spent most of the day asleep and hardly moving, except to breastfeed, which was not as […]

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  • Chimpanzee Trust at the NGO Summit this World Primate week

    This September is designated to celebrate primates in the world. Chimpanzee Trust’s Executive Director- Dr Joshua Rukundo will be part of the guest speakers at the NGO Summit this World Primate Week. This week Chimpanzee Trust that manages Ngamba Island home to now 52 chimpanzees will be part of the protecting wildlife NGO summit. The […]

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  • human wildlife conflict awareness

    Community-based solutions to Human-Wildlife Conflict

    Chimpanzee Trust formed Village Saving and Loans Associations in 32 villages in Kikuube district to curb Human Wildlife conflict. In the past month, the Chimpanzee Trust Field team conducted routine monitoring of the village saving groups and parish Associations formed under the Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) resilience fund. The monitoring activity verified the resilience fund governance […]

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  • Ngamba chimpanzee health check

    Ngamba Island Chimpanzee health check 2021

    This year Ngamba chimpanzee health check 2021 commenced on 9th July and lasted for 10 days. The primate health policy at Ngamba Island indicates that the Trust shall provide the best possible health care to all chimpanzees in our care. This includes the development of a primate health program and activities, which include annual health […]

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  • COVID-19 and chimpanzee conservation in Uganda

    During the COVID-19 Pandemic, chimpanzee conservation has been disrupted as well as the way of conducting businesses. We recieved a COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant which has enabled us to creat awareness for chimpanzee conservation. Our focus has been in the districts around the chimpanzee conservation corridor especially in Hoima and Kikube districts of Uganda. There […]

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  • Logical thinking of chimpanzees at Ngamba island

    Behaviour Research – Logical Thinking In Chimpanzees

    The sanctuary has been conducting behavioural research and logical thinking in chimpanzees at Ngamba Island , for more than 20 years! This month we partnered with two visiting researchers from the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Jan Engelmann and Dr. Hanna Schleihauf and are comparative psychologists working to study chimpanzee behaviour and cognition. During their […]

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  • Effects of COVID-19 on bio-diversity in Kikuube

    The effects of covid 19 on biodiversity in Kikube- Uganda has been managed through our grant of Darwin Rapid response grant. Through this grant, we realised that the effects of covid 19 on biodiversity can be managed through; create more awareness about the spread of the virus geared to encourage farmers living along the chimp […]

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