The Partners

The project "For a new forest-fauna-population balance in Uganda" (FoFauPopU), led by the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), in partnership with the association "Projet pour la Conservation des Grands Singes" (PCGS) and the social and solidarity enterprise Kinomé, is supported by the French Development Agency (AFD). It is being developed thanks to partnerships and the involvement of Ugandan structures, in particular the NGO Uganda Rural Development and Training (URDT), the state-run National Agriculture Research Organisation (NARO) and the company "Kahangi Estate". This project is financed by the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM), the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (FPA 2), the Foundation for Nature and Mankind (FNH) and the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), the National Association of Research and Technology (ANRT) via the implementation of the Industrial Conventions of Training through Research (Cifre), the National Laboratory of Metrology and Testing (LNE), the company "Léa Nature", Kinomé, the African Reserve of Sigean, the company "Coq en Pâte"

L'équipe projet


Le Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN)

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN)

The National Museum of Natural History carries the FoFauPopU project and coordinates the administrative part of it. It is associated with and delegates part of the project's activities to two project owners, Kinomé and "Le Projet pour la Conservation des Grands Singes" (The Project for the Conservation of Great Apes). Two UMRs are involved in the Museum: UMR 7206 Ecoanthropology and Ethnobiology, in which Professor Sabrina Krief, scientific director of the FauFoPopU project and specialist in great apes, works, and UMR 7221 Evolution of Endocrine Regulation, in which Professor Barbara Demeneix, specialist in endocrine disruptors, works.



Le Projet pour la Conservation des Grands Singes (PCGS)

Projet pour la Conservation des Grands Singes (PCGS)

The Project for the Conservation of Great Apes (PCGS) was established in 2006 by primatologist Sabrina Krief and photographer Jean-Michel Krief to preserve chimpanzees and their natural habitat in Uganda. In the Sebotoli area north of Kibale National Park, the association's actions aim to fight poaching, limit conflicts between wildlife and farmers, and raise awareness among local populations of the importance of preserving the tropical forest and its biodiversity. The team of 25 Ugandan members of the Sebitoli Chimpanzee Project contributes to this every day!





Created in 2005, Kinomé is a company of the Social and Solidarity Economy which aims to improve the life of human beings thanks to trees (food security, access to water, job creation...), and thus change behaviors to reverse the global trend of deforestation. Present in 30 countries, with its network of partners, Kinomé makes trees a human and economic development solution for local populations. The social enterprise responds to the major social and environmental challenges of food security, health, biodiversity, climate change and sustainable sectors such as cocoa or moringa. To start this new paradigm, Kinomé breaks the silos and brings together all actors (NGOs, companies, scientists, institutions, schools, experts, farmers' groups, individuals ...) for new cooperation. This cooperation multiplies the positive impacts on the living conditions of populations: already more than 1.2 million people have been positively impacted. Kinomé measures these impacts with the help of the innovative tools of Ethical Leadership.


Les partenaires ougandais


L'NGO Uganda Rural Development and Training (URDT)

Uganda Rural Development and Training

The Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme (URDT) empowers marginalized people in rural Uganda by focusing on the "missing link" in development programmes. URDT uses a people-centred approach by combining rural development projects with awareness raising, training, education and information sharing to facilitate integrated, self-reliant and sustainable development in the surrounding communities. It is a member of the Ashoka network.



The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

  National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Organising the development and dissemination of technologies adapted to the "Western Highlands" region of Uganda and market research. NARO has been working since 2015 with the PCGS on the hive fence project. In charge of the choice of commodity chains and technical support to village groups and tea companies.



The Uganda Wildlife Authority

Uganda Wildlife Authority

UWA is a semi-autonomous government agency, "responsible for the conservation and management of nature for the people of Uganda and the world". It was established in 1996 after the merger of the National Parks Office and the Department of Hunting and the adoption of the Uganda Wildlife Statute, which became the Uganda Wildlife Act in 2000. UWA's mandate is to ensure the sustainable management of natural resources and to oversee activities in Uganda, both inside and outside protected areas.  These protected areas include 10 national parks and 12 nature reserves and UWA's role is to manage associated tourism.  UWA also manages 5 community areas and 13 wildlife sanctuaries.


Les partenaires français


Le Fond Français pour l'Environnement Mondial (FFEM) 


Le Fond Français pour l'Environnement Mondial

The French Global Environment Facility (FGEF) finances innovative environmental projects in developing countries. It supports initiatives capable of generating local environmental, social and economic benefits. Created in 1994 by the French government following the first Earth Summit, it has already supported 333 projects in more than 120 countries, two-thirds of which are in Africa.

The projects supported by the FGEF aim to preserve biodiversity, the climate, international waters, land and the ozone layer, and to combat chemical pollution. The FGEF draws lessons from these pilot projects so that the most effective solutions can be deployed in other places or on a larger scale.

The FFEM is supporting the project to rebalance human/forest/wildlife interactions in Uganda. "Saving the great apes is a challenge for humanity".



La Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

Created in 2006 in order to respond to the worrying threats to our planet's environment, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation works for the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale.

Since 2014, the Foundation has been supporting the actions carried out by the Museum to protect the great apes, which are species essential to the life of the tropical forest. They promote the proper dispersal of the seeds of species that they are sometimes the only ones to consume and thus maintain the regeneration of their habitat. The foundation has notably supported the setting up of the Sebitoli research station for the study and protection of great apes and continues its support through this project, which will reduce the threats to great apes by fighting poaching, reducing the looting of villagers' crops by wildlife and helping to raise awareness among local populations and public authorities.



La Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la nature et l'homme (FNH)

 Fondation Nicolas Hulot (FNH)

Created in 1990, the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Mankind's mission is to propose and accelerate changes in individual and collective behaviour, and to support environmental initiatives in France and abroad to initiate the ecological transition of our societies. For nearly 30 years, Nicolas Hulot has been one of those who have been sounding the alarm: if we continue on the current trajectory, 70% of primates will be extinct within 50 years. He is also one of those who are taking action. Thus, through its Rajako programme, the FNH supports and finances field associations to preserve and maintain primates in their original habitats. In partnership with the Service de Coopération au Développement and the Fondation de France, the FNH supports PCGS by funding a VSI position that has been coordinating the actions of the SCP since 2015.



Le Laboratoire National de métrologie et d'Essais (LNE)

  Laboratoire National de métrologie et d'Essais (LNE)

LNE is a public industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC) under the supervision of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, which is responsible for industry. Based on its scientific and technical excellence, its work forms the basis for a wide range of applications: calibration, testing, certification, etc. A recognised expert in France and abroad, LNE places measurement at the service of the economy and society.