We would like to congratulate Francis Rwabuhinga, Conservation Education Coordinator for the Kibale Snare Removal Program (KSRP), for his recent achievement. Francis was selected as the 2013 recipient of the Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award from the International Primatological Society (IPS). This award “recognizes individuals living in primate habitat countries that have made a significant contribution to formal and informal conservation education in their countries.”
Francis, a Kasiisi alumnus and scholar, obtained his BA in Environmental Science from Makerere University. Francis currently serves as an important liaison between the Kibale Snare Removal Program and the Kasiisi Project by managing conservation-based educational outreach programs in the local schools surrounding Kibale National Park. In the past, Francis has organized and led conservation presentations and wildlife club activities for the Kasiisi Project schools. The Kibale Chimpanzee Project is extremely proud of Francis’ achievements and knows how deserving he is of this prestigious award. Pant hoots to Francis!