Kibale Fuel Wood

Kibale National Park in Uganda is home to the densest primate population in all of Africa, with 13 species including endangered chimpanzees and Red Colobus monkeys.

The park, along with hundreds of bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian species, is under threat due to the habitat being cut down for firewood.

The Kibale Fuel Wood Project is protecting the forest and its wildlife by educating local people about fuel efficiency.  The project has encouraged hundreds of people to grow trees for firewood at home, helped families to build fuel efficient stoves and educated over 26,000 villagers.   The project is not only protecting the forest and its wildlife but, through education and engaging workshops, is enhancing appreciation for Kibale National Park and its wildlife.

Images courtesy of Goldstone and Stern (above) and Annie Musselman.