Chimpanzee Trust September bulletin

The monthly update from Uganda’s Chimpanzee Trust and their invitation to join them at the Sheraton Kampala
Hotel this Saturday for a fundraising dinner, plus many
other details from their work at Ngamba Island.
Dine in the Wild is the theme of the dinner dance which
the trust hopes will be a sell out.

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CHIMPANZEE TRUST

NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 2014

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Chimpanzee Trust survives on support from our trustees, donors and visitor revenue. Support our work today by making a donation

Panthoots to Sheraton Kampala Hotel for their support

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Greetings!

September has been a partners’ month. Our goal was to make new corporate partners as well as give back to friends who have stood with us for many years. We bring you highlights of activities we have been involved in and more updates from our field programs.

news_bustech_arw1.gif Dine in the wild dinner- dance
The ‘Dine in the wild’ dinner dance is fast becoming a calendar event in Kampala. We have now organised the second fun packed night in the ‘wild’ in partnership with Sheraton Kampala Hotel. This will take place at Sheraton Kampala Hotel ballroom on 18th October 2014 starting at 6:00pm to midnight.

Proceeds from this event will go towards feeding rescued chimpanzees at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Individual tickets go for UGX 200,000 ($78) while a corporate table of 10 is at UGX 2,000,000 ($780).

For reservations email: info

Or call: +256 758 221 883

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news_bustech_arw1.gif Chimpanzee Trust ready for business
For the next five years, our energies as a team at Chimpanzee Trust is to have the organisation self sustaining. With a grant from Arcus Foundation we have now engaged a private firm to develop a five year Business Plan for the organisation.

We are now consulting key partners to identify opportunities for development and hope that when the plan is out by the end of year, Chimpanzee Trust will be on its way to self sustainability.

news_bustech_arw1.gif Human- wildlife conflicts
The Human- wildlife question in many parts of Uganda is still a challenge. Animals are getting more and more in contact with humans on unfriendly terms and now the most common are chimpanzee attacks on infants or toddlers in western Uganda. Recently a two month baby boy was carried into the forest and in the process injured by a chimpanzee in Wamuga village, Hoima District. The baby was rushed to hospital and at the moment he is on his way to recovery but the challenge still remains and his family is seeking for compensated.

In Hoima and Bunyoro region; western Uganda, as a whole, 58% of the remaining forest cover is found on private land. Most of these forests are associated with important rivers that are at the same time sources of water to the population. A recent study found out that, 16% of household incomes are attributed to these forests especially for timber, medicine, poles, water, honey etc.

From 2006 to 2010, forests in Bunyoro have been lost at a rate of 8,367 ha per year. This is close to a twofold increase in the deforestation rate reported between 2000 to 2005. Without an intervention, it is estimated that 100% of the privately owned forest in the area will be cleared in less than fifteen years under the current rates of conversion. Communities in affected areas still need to be educated on proper land use planning, family planning, conservation or given alternative livelihood skills to reduce the pressure exerted on forests. This can only be done with support from you. Email conservation to support our field conservation program.

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