Young

Perspectives

Kibale National Park, in western Uganda, hosts the world's largest primate biomass per area. The rainforests contains abundant resources (wood, game, water...) that are not accessible to human communities surrounding it due to its protected status.

My work as a researcher and lecturer brought me to Kibale National Park (Uganda) in two occasions. Under the premise that the park provides both, benefits (climate regulation, water purification...) and challenges (crop raiding, infectious diseases...) to surrounding human communities, we asked local school children to represent in drawings what they thought was good (ebirungi) and bad (ebibi) about nature.

I used this drawings to build a timeline of the Kibale National Park and visualize how nature and human communities co-developed from the 1920s to present.

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