Des chimpanzés et des hommes : Recherche et convention en Ouganda

Des chimpanzés et des hommes : Recherche et convention en Ouganda

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
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Dates / Project duration

January 2015 - December 2018 / 4 years

Field of action :

Study on climate change and its effects

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Project sponsor(s) :

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle


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Great apes are species essential to the life of tropical forest. They play a role in seed dispersal of species they are sometimes the only one to eat, thus taking part in the restoration of their habitat.This project has a threefold objective:

  1. To implement a sustainable research station dedicated to the study and the protection of great apes – especially chimpanzees – and tropical forest in Uganda, one of the world’s Least Developed Countries,
  2. To reduce the threats faced by great apes, by combating poaching, curbing crop-raiding by wild fauna in villages, and by taking part in raising awareness of local populations and public authorities,
  3. To carry out a local development project after identifying priority needs and key partners.

To protect great apes also means to protect many animal and plant species living in tropical forests.