Chimpanzees and other wildlife in Western Uganda have often times come in contact with humans, due to the high rate of deforestation. It is for this reason that we established a conservation program in this area to address the human-wildlife conflict through conservation education and equipping the communities with alternative livelihood skills among others.
The latest human-wildlife conflict was a reported case of a baby injured by a chimpanzee. The baby was hospitalized with an injured foot, she is recovering steadily.
There is limited land use planning that integrates biodiversity conservation, agricultural production, settlement and other aspects of society development. This has led to competition for the resources by both humans and wildlife. Concerted effort is required from government, the local people and development partners to overcome this.