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Donors & Partners

Our ability to keep on carrying out ecological and sociological research, monitoring, and training is made possible by our donors and partners whom we work with very closely. Below are some of the partner organisations that support ITFC's work.

United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda (UOBDU)

The United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda is a Batwa-directed, community-based organisation headquartered in Kisoro, Uganda.  UOBDU was created in the year 2000 with the help of the UK-based Forest Peoples Programme.  Our sole purpose is to assist the Batwa in improving their lives so they may live on equal footing with all Ugandan citizens.

Nature Uganda

Nature Uganda (NU) is a branch of the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS) in Uganda. EANHS was set up in 1909, making it the oldest conservation organisation in East Africa. ITFC and Nature Uganda have worked together on several projects.

Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)

Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) is a non-profit organization based in Uganda and the USA that conducts programs to protect gorillas and other wildlife from human and livestock disease risk; to reduce human and livestock diseases in the vicinity of wildlife; to increase the local use of family planning; and to use information communication technology both to help local-level development and to educate people about the environment.

Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT)

Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT) was established in 1994 to conserve Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks - two critical forest habitants which provide a home to half of the world's remaining population of mountain gorillas in South Western Uganda.

Gorilla doctors

Gorilla Doctors is dedicated to saving the mountain and eastern lowland (Grauer’s) gorilla species one gorilla patient at a time. Our international veterinary team provides hands-on medical care to ill and injured mountain and Grauer’s gorillas living in the national parks of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Marx’s Plank’s Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology unites scientists with various backgrounds (natural sciences and humanities) whose aim is to investigate the history of humankind from an interdisciplinary perspective with the help of comparative analyses of genes, cultures, cognitive abilities and social systems of past and present human populations as well as those of primates closely related to human beings.

International Gorilla Conservation Programme

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) was formed in 1991 to ensure that the critically endangered mountain gorillas are conserved in their habitat in the mountain forests of the Virunga Massif in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Greater Virunga Transboundary Core Secretariat

Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration is a Mechanism for strategic, transboundary, collaborative management of the Greater Virunga Landscape. Set up by ICCN, RDB and UWA with their partners in the region, it started with ranger collaboration to protect mountain gorillas in Mgahinga, Bwindi, Virunga and Volcanoes National Parks in 1991.

With the GVTC partnership, ITFC has been able to carry out several research, monitoring and training activities geared towards conservation in the area.

Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is an American foundation established by Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore and his wife Betty I. Moore in September 2000 to support path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the Bay Area. With the Moore Foundation's help ITFC has been able to run some of its long-term projects in ecological monitoring.