In 1998, Dr. Jane Goodall and a small group of pioneering leaders rescued 13 chimpanzees and started Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Over the last two decades, Ngamba has grown to support 49 chimps orphaned by the illegal wildlife trade across East Africa and is recognised as one of the leading primate sanctuaries in Africa. Today, Ngamba is run by a local NGO, the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), of which JGI is a Founding Trustee. Deeply committed to and involved in field conservation, community education and the care and welfare of rescued chimpanzees, they work closely with the Ugandan government and wildlife authorities. Ngamba also offers both day and overnight visits to the sanctuary which provides an exceptional opportunity to closely observe these fascinating great apes in a unique setting. To celebrate 20 years, Ngamba invited Dr Jane Goodall and other special guests to their big day – all of which was live streamed on Facebook and detailed in a blog. Congratulations to the Ngamba team and keep up the wonderful work!
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