2019 Results

By 2024, the main objective is to install a collective dynamic allowing the preservation of the forest ecosystem in the Northern Zone of Kibale National Park and its endangered fauna, thanks to the reduction of human-wildlife conflicts and the initiation of the development of organic and non-wildlife palatable agricultural sectors.

COMPONENT 1: Strengthening the collective governance of the riparian communities in Sebitoli and the institutions involved

The Sebitoli Chimpanzee Project (PCGS) at school and village activities has helped to increase interest in the national park and the chimpanzees. Joint anti-poaching patrols and meetings with villagers with UWA were organized by SCP to strengthen the coordination of actions on the periphery of KNP. Radio interventions were also programmed in collaboration with UWA and SCP's assistants. Within the framework of her thesis, Julie Bonnald conducted group interviews in the 5 village communities and an assistant from SCP, supervised by Julie, was able to collect information from farmers during 2019 in order to collect data on crop damage caused by elephants' encrustations in the fields. This information is crucial to determine with the local communities the actions to be implemented to protect their sources of income.

COMPONENT 2: Writing the negative impacts of wildlife on riparian communities and vice versa 

This year, 113 traps were removed by the Sebitoli Chimpanzee Project's anti-poaching team, 80% of which were still active and could have killed or mutilated wildlife (especially chimpanzees and elephants, which are protected species).

In the northern area of Kibale National Park, SCP recorded and geolocated 520 illegal activities, including  

- cutting trees for stakes or timber (311 trees), for firewood (45 cases) or to collect wild pepper (21 trees)

- debarking (7 cases). 

The geolocation of illegal activities in the chimpanzee's territory has strengthened our efforts in nearby villages.

Thus, 42 educational workshops were conducted at the Sebitoli Chimpanzee Project station, 1,137 children from four schools and 33 villagers participated in environmental education sessions provided by the team.

A total of 2,000 people participated in these activities in 2019.

At the same time, two plastic waste collection campaigns along the road in Kibale National Park were organized by SCP.

The first campaign took place in August 2019 and resulted in the collection of 165 kg of waste.

During the second campaign four months later (December 2019), an additional 90 kg of waste was collected.

In total, these 2 campaigns resulted in the collection of 5,500 bottles of water and soda and 255 kg of plastic in 4 months (August to December 2019) over the 4 km that crosses the park in the chimpanzee territory. 

In France, the PCGS organized the 2nd edition of "I RUN FOR CHIMPS" on June 16, 2019. It is a 10 km solidarity race organized in the Bois de Vincennes, in partnership with the running club "Sam Paris 12".


 The funds raised are used for the protection of chimpanzees. The company Dream-Act (https://dreamact.eu/fr/), committed to the environment, has printed the technical racing T-shirts bearing the JUL design. Dream-Act has included PCGS in the projects benefiting from the "1% for the planet" operation (The movement was created in 2002 and allows any company to donate 1% of its turnover to environmental associations).  

You can also make donations to support PCGS and help the preservation of chimpanzees at https://www.helloasso.com/associations/projet-pour-la-conservation-des-g...!

In 2019, 127 runners (60 women and 67 men) set out to cover the 10 km in the Bois de Vincennes in favour of chimpanzee protection. 

The partners mobilized for the event were Bio c' Bon for the supplies, the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for its communication support and Coq en Pâte who offered organic cotton bags to all participants and gifts to the first 3 women and the first 3 men. 

COMPONENT 3: Valorization of organic production and fair trade

Numerous contacts and meetings have been made between Sabrina Krief (PCGS) and Alan Tulip (Kahangi Estate) to determine which tea chains could be developed. The selected project is the development of small drying units for organic tea (orthodox black tea). The purchase of the machines and the development of the activities is planned for 2020. The FNH and PCGS have organized meetings with French companies that might be interested in marketing the tea produced in Sebitoli by the villagers. Léa Nature has expressed her interest in supporting PCGS in this project.