News & Updates

Washington Magazine: The Elephant In the Garden- Learning to Coexist

Read the article here and see the video below.

New Paper Alert! Impacts of a participatory action project: how reducing crop raiding has implications for health by McCarten & Milich 2023

Conservation to Coexist Featured in Ampersand Magazine

The Source from Washington University in St. Louis

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics – Second Dose

In January 2022, our community members received their second dose of the vaccine. Additionally, some people who had not been vaccinated during the first clinic received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson or Janssen vaccine. In total, we were able to “fully” vaccinate (based on Ugandan standards at the time of our clinics) approximately 700 people living around Kibale National Park, Uganda.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics – November 2021

In November 2021, we organized accessible vaccine clinics for all of the Conservation to Coexist participants– local community members living around Kibale National Park, Uganda. Approximately 360 people have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccine and are scheduled to receive a second dose in January 2022. These vaccines will help protect community members and endangered species.

Prior to the vaccine clinics, we distributed masks for all the participants and went to each participant household to share information about the vaccines, answer questions, and provide testimonials about the safety of the vaccines. Project Directors Moses and Richard, along with Project Assistant Ronald, organized for nurses to visit each of the communities.

Clinics were organized so that all participants had a vaccine site within walking distance of their home. Everyone was provided with a kn95 mask to wear. After being vaccinated, participants received clean drinking water, juice, and biscuits to take home with them to help with any side effects.