The Global Forest Watch (GFW) platform presents a unique opportunity to strengthen the work of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in protecting chimpanzees and their habitats in Africa. In this blog I would like to share how JGI and partners are building capacity to eventually use Global Forest Watch in combination with mobile technologies to improve forest monitoring in Uganda.
The Budongo and Bugoma Forest Reserves in western Uganda are home to an estimated 1,157 chimpanzees.
A year ago the world was shocked to hear of the horrific bombing at the finishing line of the Boston Marathon. Senseless and cruel. All the joy and fun and sense of achievement were, in one moment, changed to fear, pain and anguish. And, as the number of dead and wounded became clear, grief. And anger.
Patrick Downes, the nephew of a close friend of mine and his new wife Jess, were among the victims, caught in the blast. Each lost a leg. Each went through a long series of painful operations.