Ongoing Projects

Resource use (Multiple Use Program)

Plant use by local people in and around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) is as old as mankind that has lived there. Humans used plants for food, medicine, craft making, clothing, building and artwork. When Bwindi forest was made a National Park in 1991, local people were stopped from harvesting resources from the park, yet they played an important role in their livelihoods. Conflicts arose between BINP managers and local people, resulting in widespread fires and intense poaching.

Mountain Gorilla Research

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park contains almost half of the world’s remaining Mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) and research has shown that this population is unique in many aspects of their ecology and behavior. 

TEAM Network

TEAMlogo.jpgTEAM is a global network of field sites in tropical forests, where climate and biodiversity data have been collected for almost a decade, to monitor long-term trends in tropical ecosystems. Data is being uploaded immediately after being collected in the field, and is thus a basis for an ‘early warning system’ on the status of biodiversity to effectively guide policy and conservation actio

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