Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary offers scientific research opportunities to national and international university students studying conservation biology, wildlife conservation, environmental science, veterinary science, education studies, communication or related degrees. We encourage students to conduct their bachelor master’s and PhD thesis research with Tacugama. We have opportunities for on and off site research in some of the following areas: chimpanzee behaviour; community perception research; disease investigation; diet analysis; anti-poaching activities; biology of threatened species (such as pygmy hippo, colobus monkey, Diana monkey, Timneh African grey parrot, African manatee, pangolin, hooded vulture); canopy cover and habitat use research; and GIS mapping.
To inquire or submit an application, please email us through our Contact Us page.
Tacugama is open to independent and innovative research ideas. Students interested in discussing additional topics to those listed below should email us to discuss their idea and provide a written research proposal.