Wildlife conservation efforts in Uganda have attracted the admiration of world chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall. Goodall who is currently touring Ngamba Island in Uganda, a sanctuary to over 40 orphaned chimpanzees, emphasized the need for strict laws to ensure that poaching is curbed. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in October 1998, to care for orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Most of the chimpanzees were rescued from poachers and are unlikely to survive reintroduction to the wild. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, 81-year-old Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees, in Gombe Stream National Park, in Tanzania.
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