ITFC Donors and Partners
Our mother institute, Mbarara University of Science and Technology pays the salaries of several of our academic and administrative staff and part of the core costs.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has provided the Director's salary for many years, and supports specific projects, such as the Climate Change project.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has supported ITFC's monitoring activities, as well as workshops for coordinating these in the region, since 2005. The most recent grant started in January 2009 and was focused on emerging threats to conservation values of the Albertine Rift (climate change, population growth, etc.)
ITFC carries out the gorilla monitoring for the Max Planck Institute since 1998.
Albertine Rift Program (part of WCS) specializes in providing high quality information and technical advice (ecological and social) to protected area authorities and their partners. They are involved in building the capacity of the protected area authorities, government and civil society in all countries in the Albertine Rift to address the various challenges they face.
USAID funded the PRIME WEST project, which included ITFC's study of the bush meat trade in Western Uganda. Since July 2009, it funded the program 'WILD WEST', carried out by WCS Uganda. ITFC was a subgrantee.
The Rufford foundation supported the water quality monitoring activities in Bwindi as well as in Rwenzori Mountains National Parks.
The British Ecological Society paid for vegetation mapping, multiple use monitoring and problem animal control.
ITFC has a strong network of local, regional and international collaborators, including theBwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust, the International Gorilla Conservation Programme,WCS’ Albertine Rift program, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI), ARCOS, CARE International, United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda (UOBDU), NatureUganda, Conservation Through Public Health,Flora and Fauna International, the African Wildlife Foundation,, UNESCO, the World Wide Fund for Nature, and the Conservation Development Centre.
The Bwindi Community Hospital supported ITFC through a free-of-charge First Aid training in 2009. More recently, the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Program organised our Employee Healthcare Program, with involvement of the same hospital. We hosted the Jane Goodall Institute at ITFC, to provide Environmental Education training to Kanungu teachers from around Bwindi.
ITFC is grateful for everyone's support and collaboration.