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Empowering Educators & Building a National Task Force to Protect Primates in Uganda

Uganda’s primates are threatened by deforestation, human-wildlife conflict, poverty, disease, and high growth of human population. With the steady decline of primate populations in Uganda, it is important to work with local communities to increase knowledge, change attitudes, and influence

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Primate Education in Uganda: PEN Prize Winner Denis Agaba

PEN’s Lessons Learned Challenge Prize Contest Winner Denis Agaba was awarded $250 USD (with support from Eric Losh Illustration) for his primate education efforts in Uganda. Read Denis’ updates from the field below to learn how our support helped him to reach 27 schools and bring students

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Bid for Chimps!

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,

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Featured Primate Educator: Paul M. Mugisha

Paul M. Mugisha started working for the Kibale Chimpanzee Project as a Junior Ranger with the Kibale Snare Removal Program (KSRP) in July 2008.  Four years later, he was promoted to Senior Ranger status and this year to Head Ranger.

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March Educator of the Month: Roselyn Kayesu

Congratulations to Roselyn Kayesu on being selected as PEN’s March Educator of the Month!  Special thanks to Michelle A. Slavin for her nomination and blog submission. It takes more than just knowledge to be an excellent primate educator.  It takes passion,

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Voices from the Field: Silver Birungi James

Listen to an exclusive Voices from the Field interview with Silver Birungi James, PEN’s Co-Regional Coordinator for East Africa, below. Can you please tell our listeners your name, title, and affiliation? My name is Silver Birungi James, Primate Education Network’s Regional Coordinator

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June Educator of the Month: Francis Rwabuhinga

Congratulations to Francis Rwabuhinga on being selected as Primate Education Network’s (PEN) June Educator of the Month!  Special thanks to Amy Hanna for her nomination and blog submission.  I had the pleasure of working with Francis Rwabuhinga for two years

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May Educator of the Month: Denis Agaba

Congratulations to Denis Agaba on being selected as Primate Education Network’s (PEN) May Educator of the Month!  Special thanks to Madelaine Westwood for her nomination and blog submission. Denis Agaba transforms lives wherever he goes.  Charismatic, intelligent, and passionate, Denis

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