Sanctuary Supports Diversity of Wildlife, Natural Foods for Chimps
The Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in 1998 when the Jane Goodall Institute-Uganda formed the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust. The 100-acre rainforest island in Lake Victoria supports a rich diversity of natural wildlife and a variety of natural foods for the chimpanzees. The sanctuary coordinates an array of conservation-related programs, including an eco-tourism enterprise that allows a small number of visitors to take morning walks with the youngest chimpanzees and offers long-stay visits for those who want to learn more about chimpanzees and help the staff. The sanctuary is set up as an eco-friendly project, with compost toilets, rainwater collection, proper waste management practices, and solar energy.