Establishement of Kayirabwa Chimpanzee Conservancy for conservation and protection of wildlife migratory routes in northern Albertine rift forests, western Uganda

Published: 21 July 2021
Last edited: 21 July 2021

Engagement of 500 private forest owners to set aside 6000 hectares for conservation of chimpanzee corridors

Classifications

Category
Co-management building
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Local
Subnational
Phase of solution
Implementation
Monitoring
Documentation and dissemination of results

Enabling factors

  • Local support for chimpanzee conservation
  • Great Potential for agro-ecotourism
  • Great potential for nature based enterprises eg. bee keeping
  • Conducive government policies

Lessons learned

These corridor forests are disappearing quickly, however, and if these findings are not acted upon soon there will be little corridor forest left to conserve and most of these species will become extinct in this region. There is for Kayirabwa Chimpanzee Conservancy to provide economic incentives to land owners to enable these corridor forests to  offset the current incentives to destroy the forest for agriculture.