The L'TLe Project
The Learn Through the Lens Exchange (L'TLe) Project is an environmental education initiative in cooperation with the Kasisi Project and the Kibale Chimpanzee Project. The principle goal of the L'TLe project is to encourage Ugandan and American students to explore and examine their local habitats more closely through photodocumentation and international exchange. Students from each country help teach those across the pond about their specific ecologies through photographic correspondence. The L’TLe Project directly benefits students through educational support and helping increases students' ecological understanding as well as providing training in a marketable skill like photography. We directly benefit chimpanzee conservation efforts by teaching students about human impacts including poaching and timber- clearing on both chimpanzees and the forest ecosystem, and helping to foster a sense of local pride and stewardship for endangered ecologies.