Habitat Restoration and Alternative Livelihoods to Conserve Chimpanzees on Community Land in Uganda

Sub Grantee: Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project (BCCP)

Area: Hoima District: Sub county: Kyabigambire; Key Parishes: Bulindi, Buraru, Kibugubya.
Hoima District: Subcounty: Kitoba; key parishes: Kiryangobe; Kiragura; Bulyango; Karongo.
Kikuube District: Subcounty: Kiziramfumbi; Key Parishes: Bulimya, Munteme.
Thematic Area: Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation, Enhancing resilience amidst Human Wild Life Conflict, Restoring degraded chimp habitat, Climate Change adaptation and resilience.
Period of implementation: February 12th, 2019 to August 31st, 2019.
Goal: Increased local people’s capacity to conserve and restore natural forest on their land and to
accommodate wild chimpanzees in their environment.

Objectives

  • Reduce pressure on remaining natural forest by delivering local livelihood alternatives and through
    provision of energy- saving stoves at key sites.
  •  Restore and conserve critical chimpanzee habitat in three key areas in the corridor.
  • Increase tolerance towards and understanding about chimpanzees through a dedicated sensitization and
    outreach program.

Problem statement
Great apes living outside protected areas receive less conservation attention than populations inside. In Hoima District, Uganda (also including parts of adjacent Masindi and Kikuube districts), approximately 300 wild chimpanzees in 10 resident groups survive in unprotected, fast-disappearing forest fragments around villages.

BCCP was therefore established in response to this urgent conservation situation and its approach recognizes that conserving great apes outside protected areas is possible only by improving lives of people sharing landscapes with them. This approach directly addresses the root causes of why local
people continue to clear forest inhabited by chimpanzees

  • Client : John Doe
  • Live Demo : www.gardenedge.com
  • Category : Biodiversity
  • Date : December 20, 2017