FIELD CONSERVATION PROGRAM
In 2007, Chimpanzee Trust expanded their work to support communities of private forest owners living alongside wild chimpanzees, so they could begin to benefit from their proximity and as a result, value the chimpanzees existence in their forests. We now have active field projects in the Hoima, Kibale, Masindi and Buliisa districts of the Albertine Rift in Western Uganda.
Objectives of our field conservation work:
- Implement forest conservation and restoration activities
- Facilitate community development approaches
- Conduct relevant research activities
- Initiate and strengthen partnerships for conservation
- Enhance conservation education
Field conservation for the Chimpanzee Trust involves the following projects detailed below.
We are also actively involved in an international collaboration to study ‘Payment for Ecosystem Services’ (PES) and initial results are extremely positive. Learn more HERE.