Uganda - Chimpanzee

Uganda - Chimpanzee

Photo by Ron Magill

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Ape Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) Conservation Initiative is a collaborative effort by zoos started in 2010 to help conserve wild ape populations.  In 2010, the Zoological Society of Florida donated towards this general fund to be distributed among many vital projects.  The recipients of this grant will establish a National Chimpanzee Disease and Health Monitoring Programme.  This program will be based out of the Budongo Conservation Field Station in Uganda and help determine how disease is playing a role in the population health of chimpanzee in this range.