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The article, titled "Trails and Beehives to Protect Chimpanzees," is a conservation story about the efforts underway to protect the chimpanzees of Uganda's Budongo Forest. The article describes a partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation, the U.S. Agency for International Development, Uganda's Biodiversity Program and the Jane Goodall Institute, all working together in launching a beekeeping program throughout local communities as a way to inhibit humans encroaching into the chimpanzees' habitat. The article, found on page 3 of issue #72, features this image of a wild chimpanzee I photographed in Uganda's forest in 2014.
Chimpanzee, Photographed in Uganda, 2014