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Ngamba Island updates

November 5, 2012 East Africa Bush Tails

1Greetings from Chimp Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust !

 From 2011 we embarked on a campaign to raise funds to refurbish the chimpanzee electric fence that has become weak. The 1,400 meter fe nce is being reconstructed in phases and this month we mobilized funds to raise more 17 meters at the weakest points. We have so far managed to construct 137 meters – thanks to Sheraton Kampala Hotel for their donation and fundraising, but still call for yo ur generous support towards the chimpanzee fence project .

Other initiatives ~
CSWCT’s ‘Change My Community’ (CMC) Conservation Education Program has received additional
funding from Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund. ‘We are going to establish demonstrati on projects like bee keeping, vegetable gardens and tree nurseries at Kyamaleera Wildlife Education Center (KWEC). These will be for educational purposes as well as income generating sources for the sustainability of the education center. CMC is CSWCT’s e ducation program that is geared towards identifying and equiping youths and school children with skills and knowledge to work as ‘ambassadors of change’ in their communities in order to change attitudes, behaviour and actions of people on their environment .

Private Forest Owners (PFOs) who have enrolled for the Payment for Ecosystem Project (PES) are to benefit more from their ecosystems. The project has got additional funding from Darwin Initiatives to increase on the livelihood benefits for these farmers . The PES project is a four year pilot project in western Uganda that pays Private Forest Owners in unprotected forest patches to conserve the ecosystems in their forests.

CSWCT relies on the generosity of donors, trustees and other supporters. We provide sanctuary for rescued orphaned chimpanzees at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. To support, please email