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The National Tree Seed Centre – Day 88

May 30, 2012

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  Ten kilometres outside of Kampala’s city centre is the National Tree Seed Centre. It’s a plot of land set just off Jinja Road, its location is somewhat out-of-place along the busy main artery towards Jinja and Kenya. The variety of seeds found here are many, but my interest is in one seed in particular […]

Fish and Chimps – days 66 to 68 continued….

May 12, 2012

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When I started this study I was curious to find out what factors could be affecting the well-being and indeed the long-term survival of wild chimps in the Budongo Forest. I had no idea how many complex layers I would uncover in the process of probing and I’ve also come to realise there is a […]

Bureaucracy – Day 48

April 20, 2012

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While I was in London I applied for my visa early, carefully writing the start date as March 1st so that I wouldn’t have to wait in line with all the other plebs getting off the plane late at night at Entebbe’s border control. But when I was handed back my passport from the Ugandan […]

Kampala – Day 46

April 18, 2012

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In the last few days I’ve had a number of concerned emails from friends and relatives asking if I’m ok. The reason, I haven’t been blogging. Sadly being able to publish in my sweet spot has been hampered by bad weather (it is rainy season) which affects the internet signal and to make matters worse […]

Interviews – Day 37

April 11, 2012

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My interview with the National Forestry Authority (NFA) didn’t happen on the day I had scheduled it. Bad weather, the Easter break and lack of transportation meant it had to be postponed. But when I did finally catch up with the officer in question I was mildly surprised by how refreshingly honest he was. He […]

Arrests – Day 31

April 4, 2012

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I have now successfully cut all my transect lines in N5 off grid. It’s been bloody hard work and not without injury. Yesterday I suffered a fall. I had to climb over a fallen tree blocking our path. After I managed to hoist myself on top of the trunk I then had to jump down. […]

Cobwebs and Caterpillars – Day 23

April 1, 2012

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It’s the start of the week and my mission is to cut three transect lines off grid by Wednesday in N5. Moses (Lemi) and Moses (number two) turned up with their Pangas (machetes) sharpened, bright and early and eager to start. Historically, N5 is a highly logged compartment and conservationists at the Budongo Field Station […]