Dates / Project duration
January 2019 - December 2022 / 4 years
Conservation of endangered species
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle?
This project, the second phase of support from the Foundation which began in 2015, aims to preserve Uganda's tropical rainforest through a chimpanzee protection program. It involves coordinating the actions of local actors working for the conservation of chimpanzees, improving human-wildlife relations and building an organic and ethical agricultural belt at the edge of the forest.
This project takes a holistic approach because of the interconnections between the rainforest, chimpanzees and local communities. The implementation of an ecological and ethical agricultural belt allows to both limit the use of pesticides harmful to the forest ecosystem and human health and to create sustainable sources of income for villages. Similarly, crop protection schemes reduce wildlife damage (and thus secure villagers' incomes) and reduce retaliation and poaching against chimpanzees.