Did you know that Uganda is one of the most primate rich countries in the world, harboring a diverse range of 20 primate species and subspecies, including the eastern chimpanzee and critically endangered mountain gorilla?
Deforestation, human-wildlife conflict, poverty, disease, and high human population growth rates threaten Uganda’s primates. With the steady decline in primate populations, it is increasingly important for conservation educators and national park personnel to work with local communities to increase knowledge, change attitudes, and influence long-term behavior.
We know that you care deeply about Primate Education Network’s (PEN) mission to empower educators and protect primates. That’s why we are inviting you to bid on this original, one-of-a-kind 40 in (101.6 cm) x 30 in (76.2 cm) canvas painting entitled "Ray of Hope" by Solomon W. Jagwe, a talented Ugandan artist.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of this painting will support training for primate conservation educators, park rangers, and park wardens in Uganda, East Africa.
On behalf of PEN's East Africa team and partners, the Uganda Wildlife Authority and UNITE for the Environment, thank you for your support!
I am donating this painting to support PEN and to sensitize my fellow Ugandans about the challenges facing endangered great apes. — Solomon W. Jagwe
Become a chimp champion; start your bidding by submitting the form below! The deadline to bid is Wednesday, November 25, 2015.