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Welcoming Donations to Prevent Poaching of Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Posted by stephanie rogers on July 31, 2020 in News

Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture has been working intensively in Uganda since 2017, on the Uganda Skills Development Project and many relationships have developed between institutions and people from two countries.

There has been a steady stream of Agriculture students to Uganda while more than 20 Dalhousie faculty and staff members have participated in project activities and our Ugandan colleagues have trained and learned with us here at the Agricultural Campus.

Like in Canada, Covid-19 response has had a devastating impact on economic activity in Uganda. Unlike Canada, Uganda doesn’t have the financial resources to guarantee financial support for the most vulnerable populations. This has led to an increase in illegal hunting of mountain gorillas by people desperate to feed their families, a situation that has motivated Lana Bos from Faculty of Agriculture’s Extended Learning office to organize a donations campaign to support villagers with their basic needs so that they will not need to hunt gorillas for food.

Please check out the link to see how you can support this important initiative to save these beautiful and endangered creatures and share it with your friends and family!

For more information contact Lana Bos in Extended Learning.