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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Caroline Asiimwe conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, main author and participated from designing, implementation to analysis and writeup.

Geoffrey Muhanguzi conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper, monitoring and evaluation of progress, requirement supply and reviewing the abstract.

Eric Okwir conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper, miniroting livelihood project.

Paul Okimat conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper, monitoring and entry of poaching data.

Andrew W Bugenyi performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper, monitoring of chimpanzee diseases and data analysis.

Timothy Mugabe performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper, monitoring of chimpanzee diseases and data analysis.

Fred Babweteera conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper, guidance and fundrising, monitoring and evaluation process.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Uganda National Council Of Science and Technology (UNCST) and National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

This is an abstract to be presented at the Chimpanzees in Context Symposium.

Funding

Chimpanzee Health Mointoring is funded by ARCUS Foundation; Livelihood project is funded by DARWIN Initiative; Snare removal programme is funded by Oakland zoo. Budongo Conservation Field Station (BCFS) is core funded by Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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