Debby Cox one of the founders of The Jane Goodall Institute in Uganda retires.

On the 15th of June, we bid farewell to Debby Cox who was once the Executive Director of JGI Uganda. She has worked for the Jane Goodall Institute for 23 years and has retired so as to embark on a new career closer to her home and parents. In Uganda, Debby Cox just like Dr. [...]

Dr. Jane Goodall’s June tour in Uganda .

Dr. Jane Goodall, a passionate road warrior who travels 300 days each year worldwide, was in Uganda last month ( from the 17th-23rd of June) .  She delivered a very powerful and inspirational speech to an audience hosted by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Alphons J.A.J.M.G. Hennekens and Mrs Kirsten S. Straarup […]


JGI distributes improved Livestock breeds to Kasongoire village members in Masindi district to boost their livelihoods.

Provision of improved livestock breeds to adjacent forests community members in western Uganda is one of JGI in Uganda’s strategies used to decrease communities’ reliance on natural forest resources for survival. Therefore with assistance from WYSS foundation, JGI in Uganda has supplied a total of 94 livestock including boar goats to 94 Kasongoire village members […]


Teenage girls in Bushenyi district receive sanitary pads.

Courtesy of ABACUS Wealth Partners, JGI Uganda is carrying on with the Peer to Peer education program which empowers young girls through a peer-led model designed to reduce school dropout rates. A training workshop on sexual reproductive health and menstrual hygiene was conducted reaching out to 22 participants in Bushenyi District. Also materials which included; […]

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Forest Watch App officially Launched in Uganda.

The JGI Global Forest Watch App mobile technology that We launched in Uganda this month combines satellite technology from NASA with the cloud computing power of Google and algorithms developed by GFW partners to rapidly analyzes terabytes of data and provide actionable information to users in real-time. In Ugandan forests, this new technology is an […]


JGI in Uganda to launch the JGI Deforestation Watcher App on March 17, 2016.

On the March 17 2016, JGI in Uganda will launch the JGI Deforestation Watcher App which has been tested by Forest Monitors, rangers and NFA staff in forests of Budongo, Bugoma, Kalinzu and Kasyoha Kitomi Central Forest reserves and Kibale National Park and also by private forest owners within the Budongo – Bugoma Chimpanzee Corridor […]


Roots & Shoots schools in hoima district have raised 8,387 tree seedlings.

The 10 Roots & Shoots schools we supported in hoima district under the Forest Corridor Project with funding from Jane Goodall Institute – Austria in Cooperation with the Austrian Public Campaign “Mother Earth”, managed to raise 8,387 tree seedlings of Eucalyptus, Pine spp, Sesbania and Milicia excelsa (Mvule). These were planted in the schools, homes […]

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We are connecting Roots & Shoots children to nature through Tree Planting.

Through the Disney Conservation Fund we are connecting Roots & Shoots children to nature through Tree Planting.This is helping to create opportunities for them to discover, experience, and support nature. Tree planting and management activities were carried out in Masindi and Bushenyi Districts in which 3,000 pupils (Aged between 8 & 13 Years) from 20 […]


Equipping women with skills of constructing energy efficient cooking stoves.

With funding from the Disney Conservation Fund, two women groups consisting of 151 women from around the Kalinzu and Budongo Central Forest Reserves were equipped with the knowledge and skills of constructing energy efficient cooking stoves. This is to reduce on the use of much firewood which is becoming scarce in our communities as a […]



The “Imagine Bwindi” music video celebrates the wildlife of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National
Park-and highlights the links between the park and local communities.

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