- Our work
A PCLG workshop on linking ape conservation and poverty reduction took place in Masindi, Uganda. Around 30 participants from a variety of ape range states in Africa shared their experiences of engaging with communities in high biodiversity areas. Participants visited community enterprises and conservation programmes in the local area; and learned about opportunities associated with REDD+, mainstreaming poverty and conservation and forest governance. The group was keen to continue collaborating as a great apes chapter of the PCLG, with ambitions to establish national level groups in a number of countries. The members identified a wide range of follow up activities at national, regional and international levels from practical work on human wildlife conflict to policy advocacy.