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Day 24 – Hallelujah!

Day 24 – Hallelujah!

Written by Kiwi

26. July 2010

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Today four of us were lucky enough to visit a local Catholic church. Ellie, Eleanor, Tash and I all walked the 2km from our campsite along the squelchy road (it had rained all night) to get there for a 10:15 mass. We were greeted outside by the priest and watched him as he began to […]

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Day 19 Hoima, Re-forestation Scheme

Day 19 Hoima, Re-forestation Scheme

Written by Ale Olano

25. July 2010

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After our interesting visit to the JGI and local community projects, today we had the opportunity to visit another community project in Hoima. The local community’s concern for their environment doesn’t cease to amaze me. Their concern is mainly deforestation and the need for wild animals to have access to fresh water – they are […]

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Day 22 – Kasiisi Wildlife Club and Handshakers

Day 22 – Kasiisi Wildlife Club and Handshakers

Written by Ale Olano

24. July 2010

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Today the education and web team went to Kasiisi School, where their wildlife club was holding activities – and the Primate Handshake had the opportunity to be part of them. We arrived at 10am, and after a quick meeting with the teachers and organisers of the event to arrange last minute details, we joined the […]

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Teaching a wildlife lesson in a Ugandan school.

Teaching a wildlife lesson in a Ugandan school.

Written by Ellie

24. July 2010

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Today the education team, Suzanne, Abbie, Jade and Ellie, went to Kasiisi School to teach a conservation lesson as part of the school’s wildlife club. We were joined by Ben and Natasha from the video team, so they could make a documentary of our day. Rehmat, Alex and Kiera from the web team came to […]

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Day 18 – Hoima Community Projects and Habitat Corridors

Day 18 – Hoima Community Projects and Habitat Corridors

Written by Kiwi

24. July 2010

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Today we visited an education centre nearby and met with the Kanywabarogo Riviera Forest and Land Users Association. Both JGI (Jane Goodall Institute) and CSWCT (Chimpanzee Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Trust) have some brilliant projects running there at the moment – working to help re-generate the overexploited forest and to assist the local community. JGI are […]

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Ellie’s 22nd Birthday!!

Ellie’s 22nd Birthday!!

Written by Ellie

24. July 2010

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Thursday 22nd July was Ellie’s 22nd Birthday, and was definitely a birthday to remember! My day started with a treat of pancakes for breakfast. They were lovely and I was allowed to jump the queue for seconds. I opened my cards while we all sat on our little stools outside the truck, all the volunteers […]

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Day 17 Murchison National Park

Day 17 Murchison National Park

Written by Ale Olano

24. July 2010

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Today was Steph’s birthday, and what a fabulous day we all had! We woke up at 5am and went to Murchison National Park for a Safari. For many of us it was our first Safari, full of excitement. After sighting antelopes and warthogs, we stopped near the river for breakfast – expectation and excitement sweating […]

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Day 16  A Voyage to the North

Day 16 A Voyage to the North

Written by Ale Olano

24. July 2010

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After waking up early, we started our journey to Murchison Falls. The journey took us 14 hours, through rolling countryside and bumpy red sand roads. The trip was very exhausting for all of us. Never the less we truly enjoyed our voyage through the tropical grasslands and rural villages. As time passed, volunteers decided to […]

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Day 15 Hands on projects

Day 15 Hands on projects

Written by Ale Olano

24. July 2010

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Today, each team worked on their projects. The educational team went to Kasiisi School to get a better insight of their needs and to also see how they could facilitate their educational programmes to raise more awareness about conservation. They had a meeting with teachers and discussed their programmes, as well as how the Roots […]

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Chimpanzee Trek

Chimpanzee Trek

Written by Abbie Parker

18. July 2010

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It is definitely not always easy to drag yourself out of bed for porridge, but this morning was different. When there is a prospect of seeing chimpanzees in the wild those going chimp trekking were all up bright and early.

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