National flag of Uganda

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

Close up of the face of a young chimpanzee looking at the camera



Animals: chimpanzees

Supported since: 1998

Work: rescue / captivity /conservation / education / policy

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.


Head and shoulders of a juvenile chimapnzeeTHE BULINDI CHIMPANZEE & COMMUNITY PROJECT (BCCP)

Animals: chimpanzees

Supported since: 2017

Work: Conservation

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.