#NgambaIsland gets infrastructure improvements as Chimpanzee Trust reaches out to communities

NGAMBA ISLAND GETS NEW WATER SYSTEM
Water system installation at Ngamba Island

Over the years the sanctuary has had its operations run on sand filters to fill the reserve tanks and for staff consumption which has to be boiled prior to drinking. This reduced the risks associated with untreated water but still had some other challenges like use of small water tanks, small pipes, use of electric pumps and a generator which runs for longer before tanks are filled.

To all our generous donors, we can’t thank you enough for making this happen for the chimpanzees and animal keepers at Ngamba Island. This new system filters the water and also has an optional chlorine treatment chambers. Chlorine treatment will grant the sanctuary a higher level of safety as there will be less risks of water being contaminated. The new DC pump is more effective and will fill the 16,000 liter tank within two hours. Your support towards clean water saves the chimpanzees and animal keepers’ health, Pant hoots

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USE OF INCENTIVES TO CONSERVE RIVERS IN BUGOMA FOREST
Mr Hillary Hategaka- Fields Assistant hands over Water tanks to the Community members

Chimpanzee Trust with funding from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is providing a solution to the problem. The Trust has been implementing the “Piloting a Scalable PES Model to Conserve Bugoma Forest Ecosystem” project since January 2018 in 4 villages where River Rutoha (one of the Bugoma Forest catchments) flows.

We signed contracts with 124 farmers who are committed to conserve running water through river bank conservation, restoration and carrying out good land management practices upstream. All the farmers received in-kind incentives as part of the project to practice soil and water conservation practices that contribute to the conservation of Bugoma Forest areas. Farmers in the region cultivate up to the river banks leading to high siltation levels.

All the 124 farmers in the project received a water tank and solar system.The project will deliver cash incentives mid-2019 to the 124 farmers who have conserved and met set benchmarks.

“The water tanks I received is of high quality and the full solar panel system is good. This is going to making the life of my family better. I promise to work harder to conserve River Rutoha” Manigamukama Abdul Hakim, KisindiVillage.

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