Uganda: Conservationists launch campaign to persuade people living near PAs not to use monkeys, chimpanzees as bushmeat
ALBERTINE RIFT REGION, Uganda, Oct 25 2012 (IPS) - Conservationists struggling to protect the remaining population of Ugandan chimpanzees have raised concerns that people around wildlife reserves in the west of the country have taken to eating the primates.
“There is now an issue of eating bush meat. We did not think Ugandans were eating primate meat but we are starting to observe that monkeys and chimps are being eaten. This is scary. The threat to their survival has been growing bigger,” according to Lily Ajarova who runs the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary, located on an island of the same name in Lake Victoria in the Albertine Rift region.
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