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Welcome to ITFC

The Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation (ITFC) is a leading Ugandan research institution working primarily for biodiversity conservation and the sustainable management of natural resources in the Albertine Rift ecoregion. The institute was established in 1991 as a semi-autonomous research institute and field station of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST).

Our Research

For over 27 years now, we continue to carry out  vast research topics related to ecological and sociological aspects in the Albertine rift region. Here is where you can find our research.

Where We Work

Our research, training and monitoring is mainly focussed and takes place in and around the protected areas of the Albertine Rift ecoregion. Learn more from all our study sites.

Visiting ITFC

We are always eager and excited to work with you and share experiences. Here is some information of what to know before you visit ITFC.

Our Values

ITFC's core values are:

  • Innovative
  • Excellence
  • Service
  • Integrity