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Conservationist Jane Goodall to visit Uganda

By Gerald Tenywa

Added 5th June 2018 03:24 PM

She will encounter 49 chimps on Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria that have been rescued from traffickers over the years

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She will encounter 49 chimps on Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria that have been rescued from traffickers over the years

 

Jane Goodall who is a leading global conservationists and UN goodwill ambassador is expected in Uganda for five days starting Wednesday.

According to Lilly Ajarova, the executive director of the Chimpanzee Trust, Goodall will attend the celebrations to commemorate 20 years of Ngamba island chimp sanctuary on Thursday as a special guest.

The celebrations will be president over by the first lady, Janet Museveni and Speke Resort, Munyonyo in Kampala between 6pm and 10pm.

The UN peace ambassador will address a symposium on Friday afternoon in Kampala and then move to Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria on Saturday. She will encounter 49 chimps that have been rescued from traffickers over the years. She will depart Uganda on Sunday.

Goodall contributed to better understanding of chimps after undertaking research on chimps at Gombe in northern Tanzania. She is also the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute also known by the acronym-JGI.

JGI implements different activities together chimpanzee Trust to promote the conservation of chimp habitats as well as the livelihood of people staying in the vicinity of the protected areas.

Uganda has about 5,000 chimps and most of them stay in Uganda’s large forest blocks such as Budongo, Bugoma, Kalinzu, Kasyoha-Kitomi and Kibale National park in western Uganda.

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