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ITFC in the news

Over time, our work has been featured and mentioned in the mainstream media all over the world. This really excites us and encourages to keep doing the work of conservation. We didn't list everything but we tried to get some links to such features for you to easily follow and read through.
- Mountain Gorilla numbers surpass 1000

At a colorful press conference held in Rubavu, Rwanda today, the protected area authorities of DRC, Rwanda and Uganda announced the results of the Virunga 2015/2016 mountain gorilla census GVTCpress release Gorila census 31 May18 , Mountain gorilla census – joint global release 31052018 highlighting an increase in the population of the critically endangered spe

- The ongoing 2018 Mountain Gorilla Census in Bwindi National park

The governments of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda with the support of gorilla conservation Agencies usually conduct a gorilla census every five years. A gorilla census involves a complete count of each individual gorilla in a park. A complete count ensures that the exact number of individual gorillas in an area is known to the world. 

- UWA Board appoints ITFC Director an Honorary Wildlife Officer

When the Uganda Wildlife Authority was Visiting the Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area (BMCA) in May 2018, the paid a visit to ITFC at the end of which the Chairman of the Board of Trustees revealed to Assoc. Prof. Bitariho that the Board appointed him an Honorary Wildlife Officer in recognition of his commitment to conservation through evidence based research.  Here is UWA BoT Visit to BMCA file of the visit's highlights including appreciation of our work at ITFC.

- Chimps, Cats and Honey Badgers: Best of ‘Impenetrable Forest’ Camera Trap

Thanks to camera traps, researchers have taken an unprecedented look at animals in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a fantastically dense, tangled and vibrant jungle in the heart of equatorial Africa. An Interview with Badru Mugerwa.

- ITFC on BBC Science in Action

The growing global population, and increase in intensive land use, has led to numerous problems and conflicts. One solution that many countries have tried is the development of “national parks” – protected areas that are sanctuaries for plant and animal species. It’s not an ideal solution, as it can lead to problems for the humans residing within that area, who need to earn a living, often through farming. There are some solutions being proposed, which could have implications around the world.