Fragments, Sugar, and Chimpanzees in Masindi District, Western Uganda

  • Vernon Reynolds
  • Janette Wallis
  • Richard Kyamanywa


Masindi District in western Uganda contains the Budongo Forest, with a population of approximately 600 chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). In 1999, a group of chimpanzees was discovered living in semi-isolation in the Kasokwa riverine forest fragment outside the main forest block (Figure 1). Although there is growing local support among village residents for saving the chimpanzees, immigrant sugar farmers pose a problem as they have been removing forest cover at an alarming rate.


Tree Cover Forest Fragment Forest Reserve Forest Department Field Assistant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vernon Reynolds
    • 1
    • 2
  • Janette Wallis
    • 3
  • Richard Kyamanywa
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Biological AnthropologyOxford UniversityUK
  2. 2.Budongo Forest ProjectMasindiUganda
  3. 3.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of OklahomaUSA

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