Saturday, March 08, 2003

CHIMPANZEE ECOTOURISM

Ecotours hope to save Uganda chimp habitat

A chimpanzee habitat in Uganda will be protected from deforestation thanks to an ecotourism project proposed by Japanese researchers....

According to the researchers, including Chie Hashimoto of the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, revenue raised from ecotours of the forest will compensate local residents for halting their logging of Kalinzu Forest, in the southwest of the African nation....