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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. 

Monitoring Vegetation Changes At High Altitudes

Under the auspices of Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA), ITFC has established high altitude plots to monitor vegetation changes on selected summits of Mountain Elgon and Rwenzori (famously known as the Mountains of the Moon). GLORIA seeks to establish a long-term observation network to obtain standardized data on alpine biodiversity and vegetation patterns on a global scale. Its purpose is to assess risks of biodiversity losses and the vulnerability of high mountain ecosystems under climate change.

Rare Finch Conservation Group

The Rare Finch Conservation Group (RFCG), a non-profit organisation of enthusiastic birders based in South Africa, made Shelley's Crimsonwing a focus of attention for fundraising. The primary goal of the initial project is to successfully net, photograph and conduct a population census of Shelley’s Crimsonwing finches.

The Ecology And Life History Of Stripe-Breasted Tits

Much of our understanding of evolution comes from the study of life-history theory – how animals invest differently in each stage of their life cycle, so as to maximise their lifetime reproductive output. Many songbird species in Europe and North America achieve this by rearing one or a few large broods in the course of their relatively short lifespan

MacArthur Foundation Grant 2009-2011

ITFC began this 3-year program in January 2009. The grant has allowed the institute to maintain and expand its research and partnerships, while maintaining a strong relationship with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and other local stakeholders.