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Field Research Opportunity - Uganda
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is wrapping up the first phase of a “Sustainable Livelihoods Project" in Uganda, which aims to improve the health, well-being and livelihoods of local people, while simultaneously conserving and restoring habitat for wild chimpanzee populations. This project benefits 3,500 people in 700 households, and aims to maintain forest resources between two forest reserves, for both humans and chimpanzees.
JGI is looking for Masters students (or skilled undergrads, min 3rd year) to conduct research in the field this summer, to monitor and assess the immediate and long-term impacts of the project on local communities and the environment. This project takes a holistic approach to conservation and development, and is the first attempt at restoring a forest corridor in the Albertine Rift. Therefore, research will be essential in gathering science-based evidence to inform actions moving forward.
Potential project topics include:
If interested, please send CV and application form to:
Sara Hsiao, Program Coordinator, Conservation and Education
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, please inquire for more information.