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Conservation and research go hand in hand. The Bugoma Forest Reserve, and its unique ecosystem, is under substantial threat from a wide range of sources. Illegal timber loggers target mature old growth trees, and hunters target a wide range of species from duiker (small antelopes) to primates. Human population pressure has increased substantially both locally and as a result of the civil war and unrest in nearby DRC, and rapid development of the oil reserves along lake Albert will likely increase land pressure and environmental challenges.
Despite these challenges the forest contains an incredible, diverse, rich range of species: from tree frogs and forest cobras, to pygmy kingfishers and African crowned eagles, to genets and chimpanzees. The forest hosts 8 primate species: blue monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, baboons, vervet monkeys, bush-babies, Black and white colobus monkeys, the northern-most population of the Ugandan grey-cheeked mangabeys, and East African chimpanzees.
Your donation can make a huge difference to our work, here’s what we’re able to do:
10 Euro – buys a pair of new gumboots for our field team to keep our feet dry on long forest hikes
20 Euro – covers supplies and transport for 3 school conservation class visits
50 Euro – covers supplies and transport for a trip to the forest for one of our school conservation clubs
75 Euro – covers a month’s salary for one of our research and conservation assistants
100 Euro – covers field kit (rain trousers, jacket, backpack) to keep our field-team warm and dry
250 Euro – can restore a community bore-hole to keep clean water accessible to everyone