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Projects

As part of ITFC's work, we have many various projects. These projects can be grouped into 3 categories. Research and Monitoring projects, Income generating projects and Research supervision and support projects.

  • Research and Monitoring projects - which take places in our various areas of work and are carried out by ITFC and partners.
  • Income-generating projects - which are set up by ITFC for the purpose of creating a sustainable income stream to carry out long term projects and development for the Institute.
  • Research Supervision and Support projects - where ITFC helps researchers in various capacities, to complete there study requirements.

Use the tabs below to sort the projects by the category. This can help you to easily navigate to the kind of projects you are interested in. 

Forest fragments, biodiversity conservation

ITFC together with Dr. Jonathan Salerno and Prof. Joel Hartter from the University of Colorado Boulder, USA wrote and submitted a proposal for a project on; Forest fragments, biodiversity conservation, and the persistence of community resource management institutions in the African Albertine Rift to the National Geographic Society in September 2016.

Enhancing capacity in Natural Resource Management and conflict resolution

In 2016, ITFC together with GVTC wrote and submitted a proposal for a project; “Enhancing capacity in Natural Resource Management and conflict resolution for stability and inclusive growth in the Greater Virunga Landscape- NICHE-GLR-264” in August 2016 to NUFFIC, part of the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development

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

TEAM 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 action. Standardized protocols, designed and fine-tuned over time by a group of scientists and collaborators, allow for comparison between all sites.

Women In Conservation Project

The Involvement of Women in Integrated Conservation and Development (ICD) Policy Implementation and Governance project is another project run by ITFC. Birdlife International and Conservation International funded this project. It is a collaborative project between ITFC and IITR-MUST. The project aims at drawing lessons from tourism revenue sharing at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It began in May 2014 and is to be completed in February 2015.

Human Wildlife Conflict Studies

Wildlife is one of Uganda’s great natural resources. It is the foundation of its nature-based tourism, one of the nation’s main foreign exchange earners. At the same time, however, Uganda’s wildlife is under enormous pressure as a result of a fast growing human population surrounding the remaining wildlife habitats. This leads to conflicts between frontline communities and Protected Areas, their wildlife, and their staff.