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Support orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda

by Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust
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Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda
Support  orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda

Summary

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 50 orphaned and rescued chimpanzees and also protects wild chimpanzees. The sanctuary provides feeding and veterinary care to orphaned chimpanzees. The sanctuary also supports communities living next to wild chimpanzee habitat to promote habitat conservation and improve their livelihoods. the chimpanzee is an endangered species and our work ensures its survival in the wild and protected areas, critical to the survival of the species.

$50,000
total goal
$14,488
remaining
146
donors
6
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
3
months

Challenge

The current travel restrictions, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, have affected the tourism industry that contributes 50% of the cost of operations for the care and welfare of 50 orphaned chimpanzees as well as sponsoring wild chimpanzee monitoring and habitat restoration programs. Donations and support from a struggling economy in Uganda have dried up, risking the lives and welfare of the animals at the sanctuary and hampering protection of the wild chimpanzees.

Solution

The project will enable Chimpanzee Trust to provide for the care of 50 orphaned chimpanzees at the sanctuary with food and medicine. The project shall further support the monitoring of wild chimpanzee populations to reduce the risk of introduction of the COVID-19 disease in the wild population and enhance community sensitization to the risk of the disease and hopefully reduce human-wildlife conflict. Radio messages will continue to bring environmental education to students at stranded at home.

Long-Term Impact

The survival of the orphaned and rescued chimpanzees on Ngamba Island as a representation of the plight of the species. The protection of wild chimpanzees and reduction in the destruction of their forest habitat. The reduction of human-wildlife conflict Continuation of conservation and environment education to children affected by the shut-down of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​ngambaisland.org
https:/​/​ngambaisland.org/​chimp-profiles/​
https:/​/​www.youtube.com/​watch?v=GfkINS50pMY
https:/​/​www.youtube.com/​watch?v=panxitrE8kQ

Organization Information

Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Location: Entebbe - Uganda
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ngambaisland
Project Leader:
Joshua Rukundo
Entebbe, Uganda
$35,512 raised of $50,000 goal
 
181 donations
$14,488 to go
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