Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda: Dr. Goodall Tours the Region
Dr. Goodall will make a stop in the Budongo Forest Reserve area of Uganda as she finishes a month-long trip to Africa commemorating Gombe 50, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global celebration of the 50th anniversary of her pioneering chimpanzee research and inspiring vision for our future.
Budongo Forest Reserve lies at the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley and is one of the largest natural forests in East Africa. JGI has a number of community-centered conservation initiatives in the area and was involved in the development of a local ecotourism site. Dr. Goodall’s itinerary includes:
- Addressing a local Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots group;
- Observing the chimps in the area;
- Visiting the community tourism projects of the Boomu Women’s Group; and
- Seeing the local artisans who create greeting cards out of disabled chimpanzee snares.
More information about JGI’s work in Budongo can be found here: http://www.janegoodall.org/where-we-work#Albertine
Please note that these events are not open to the general public.