Publications & Reports

Trade and use of Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) has often been suggested as a means through which forest dependent people can improve their livelihoods to overcome poverty. Many projects have indeed promoted trade and use of NTFPs as a means of achieving development and conservation goals.
Local communities who live close to protected tropical forests often depend on them for woodfuel, their main source of energy. The impacts of fuelwood extraction in humid forests are rarely studied, yet the extraction of wood for fuel can impact forest structure, function and biodiversity.
The critically endangered mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) of East Africa face significant anthropogenic threats as a result of their proximity to expanding human populations.
This paper establishes the importance of good governance in improving local livelihoods and support for conservation.
Unauthorized use of natural resources is a key threat tomany protected areas.
Tree Species Composition Predicts Epiphytic Lichen Communities in an African Montane Rain Forest
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in the tropics could slow climate change while contributing to biodiversity conservation and to improvement of people’s livelihoods.
This Community Based Monitoring (CBM) activity report presents the actual implementation of Uganda’s 2012 revenue sharing guidelines in the three parishes bordering Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Communities in the GVL face water shortages inspite of living adjacent major catchment areas. The water sources are unevenly distributed and few. Still much fewer water sources flow permanently.
The Greater Virunga Landscape (GVL) is an interconnected chain of eleven protected areas (PAs) straddling the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with endemic and endangered flora and fauna. The GVL is is well known for its mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei).


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