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Uganda

Ugandan People

Ugandan People

Uganda, in East Africa, is a country diverse in habitat, culture and biodiversity.  With a population of 28.2 million people, 87% of whom live rurally, and 19 non-human primate species, conflict can often arise.  Perhaps the best-known primates of Uganda are the critically endangered mountain gorilla and the endangered common chimpanzee.  The conservation of the chimpanzee has been a main focus of the 2009 Ugandan Handshake.  With ten national parks and several other reserves, plus conservation organisations such as the Uganda Wildlife Authority; Jane Goodall Institute; Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, all working with and for wildlife and communities, there is plenty for the Research Team to study when trying to gauge perceptions of conservation, and find out where the Handshake’s skills can best be utilised.

De Brazza, Vervet, and Baboon

De Brazza, Vervet, and Baboon

During our time in Uganda the Research Team is doing an array of research ranging from survey work for the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre to interviewing community members from the area around Kibale Forest National Park.

Follow the links on the left to learn more about our work in Uganda.

Uganda Tea Plantation

Uganda Tea Plantation

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