Dates / Project duration
January 2015 - December 2018 / 4 years
Study on climate change and its effects
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle?
© Jean-Michel Krief
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:
- 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,
- 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,
- 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.