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Publications & Reports

WEATHER PATTERNS AT RUHIJA, BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH WEST UGANDA

Year of publication
2000

This report describes the weather patterns of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park using data collected at ITFC from Ruhija. Two climatic parameters were used to describe the weather patterns at Ruhija and these are rainfall and temperature. The two have been chosen because they have profound influence on the distribution of plants and animals and can easily be interpreted. We used the conventional rain gauge and the maximum-minimum thermometer to measure the two climatic parameters over a 13-year period (1987-1999).

Habitat selection by elephants in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, S.W Uganda

Year of publication
2000

Elephants’ preference for certain habitats of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is discussed in relation to seasonality in plant production. Bamboo forest is favoured during the wet seasons because of the presence of young bamboo shoots. Chrysophyllum dominant mixed forest around Mubwindi Swamp is the best available habitat, especially during the dry periods