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Kasiisi Project Celebrates Earth Day, World Malaria Day and New Partnerships

Earth Day 350 students from all 14 Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools Program schools gathered together  at Nyabweya Primary School to celebrate Earth Day. The students showcased their Wildlife Club Activities to each other, about 150 parents and representatives of local … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Sponsored Termite Mound at Ngamba Island Sanctuary

    Thanks to generous funding from   Columbus Zoo a new, Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools Program sponsored “Termite Mound”, has been built at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victoria. The tubes in the mound are filled with honey and … Continue reading

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Hungry Orphans – a cost of the illegal trade in chimpanzees

Ngamba Island Sanctuary in Lake Victoria provides a home and care for chimpanzees rescued from the  illegal market in threatened apes. Captured  for zoos, research and  the  pet trade, on average 10 adult chimpanzees are killed for each infant caught. … Continue reading

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Fight to Prevent Export of Ex Laboratory Chimpanzees to the UK

    Recent changes in the law have designated as endangered all chimpanzees – those in labs in the US as well as those in the wild – ending the split listing that allowed medical research to continue in the US … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Latrines completed and Dormitory numbers swell.

Thanks to generous donations from friends and supporters and a matching Grant from the Coldbrook Fund we have completed  2 blocks of latrines for girls at Kasiisi Primary school replacing 2 that collapsed at the end of last year. The … Continue reading

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Wild Chimpanzees play with “dolls”

Did you know that young chimpanzees play “babies” with sticks and stones and that girls are much 3-4 times more likely to do so than boys? Click here to take a look at footage filmed by Richard Wrangham in Kibale … Continue reading

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Learning how it feels to be snared

Kasiisi Primary School students learned from personal experience what it feels like to have a snare injury, through a unique game designed by Kibale Chimpanzee Project’s Jess Hartel and Nigel Wrangham. Joining with Snare Removal Rangers from the Kanyawara, Ngogo … Continue reading

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London Guardian Report on the Kibale Snare Removal Project

The Kasiisi Project  partners with The Kibale Snare Removal Project to educate local children about the impact of snares on the animals of Kibale National Park. Click here to read an article in the London Guardian about the work of … Continue reading

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Living with Apes in the Wild – BBC World Service conversation with Kasiisi Project Director, Dr. Emily Otali

Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pkd88#auto to hear our wonderful Project Director Emily Otali in a conversation about working with chimpanzees on the BBC World Service. Emily who is also the Field Director of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project, talks about about Living with … Continue reading

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Kasiisi Students Celebrate Earth Day

Students from Nyabweya Primary Schools represented the Kasiisi Project/ Kibale Forest Schools’ Program at Earth Day celebrations hosted by UNITE in southern Kibale National Park. This is a great opportunity for us to share what we are doing and to … Continue reading

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