SwitchOn! Issue 1.2 - Page 13

when she was young and eventually her dream came true! Debby has spent many years working in Uganda and the DRC and has devoted her life to saving chimpanzees and their habitats. In working tirelessly to increase the numbers of chimpanzees rescued and transferred to the Ngamba sanctuary, Debby helped make the sanctuary one of the top tourist destinations in Uganda. She also established several programs in Uganda that directly address the threats to chimpanzee survival. These programs include snare removal and intervention initiatives, and standardized health and welfare protocols related to wild chimpanzee tourism in Uganda. Currently, Debby serves as the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) technical advisor supporting various program areas, particularly in the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She is an integral part of the management of JGI’s Tchimpounga Rehabilitation Centre in the Republic of Congo. Her time at the sanctuary includes supporting the site’s expansion to three nearby islands and working on a reintroduction program for some of the juvenile females currently living there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEp1h7GKIao&feature=youtu.be Images courtesy of Debby Cox Watch this inspirational story of Wounda who was saved from certain death, rehabilitated and then released on the Tchimpounga island sanctuary. Your donation can help to re-establish all the other chimpanzees waiting for the same wonderful life as Wounda now enjoys. Listen to Debby’s podcast on our Roots & Shoots segment ‘From Little Things’ for more details. You can donate here. Thank you for your support! SwitchOn! 13