Uganda Country Profile
Uganda is an East-Central African country, landlocked between Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania. It covers an area of 241,038 km2. While English and Swahili are the official languages of Uganda, several others such as Luganda are commonly spoken among a population of almost 48 million.
Geography & Wildlife
The climate of Uganda is tropical and generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August), and semiarid in the northeast. Its terrain is mostly plateau with a rim of mountains. Uganda boasts savannah as well as tropical and subtropical forests as its main ecosystems.
Uganda is home to almost half of the entire remaining population of the rare and endangered mountain gorilla. Eastern chimpanzees also live in Uganda, as well as forest elephants, hippo, leopard and lions, Rothschild’s giraffe, mangabeys, guenons and galagos.
Main Conservation Challenges
Human-wildlife conflict, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.
Our work in Uganda
NGAMBA ISLAND CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY
Supported since: 1998
Providing a safe place for chimpanzees rescued from the bushmeat and exotic pet trades to be rehabilitated in a 100-acre rainforest sanctuary. It also runs an environmental education and school programme.
THE BULINDI CHIMPANZEE & COMMUNITY PROJECT (BCCP)
Supported since: 2017
Conserving highly threatened eastern chimpanzees living in unprotected habitat alongside rural farmers in Uganda, and identifying ways for sustainable human-chimpanzee coexistence outside of protected areas.