Uganda Lost Over 1,000 Chimps in the Past 5 Years

Uganda joined the rest of the world on July 14 to celebrate World Chimpanzee Day, with the aim of protecting the endangered species. Uganda's chimpanzees are continuously threatened by habitat loss, diseases, wildlife trafficking and poaching among others. "We estimate to have between 5000 and 6000 chimpanzees in Uganda and we estimate to have lost about 1000-1500 chimps in the last five years," Joshua Rukundo, the Executive Director Ngamba Chimpanzee sanctuary has said.

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