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Publications & Reports

Latitudinal variation in day length and working day length has a confounding effect when comparing nest attentiveness in tropical and temperate species

Year of publication
2014

During incubation, tropical passerines have been shown to have lower levels of nest attentiveness than their counterparts at north temperate latitudes, spending a higher percentage of daylight time off the nest. This difference has been interpreted as evidence of parental restraint; tropical birds allocate more time to daily self-maintenance, perhaps preserving their higher annual survival rates

AIbertine Rift Conservation Status Report, series 1

Year of publication
2013

The Albertine Rift Conservation Status Report is designed for everyone who wants to know what the state of  biodiversity in the Albertine Rift is and what the consequences will be of certain policies, projects or actions. It is a tool to monitor the implementation of the Albertine Rift Regional Strategic Framework (2004-2030).

Status of bamboo in Echuya central forest reserve, S.W. Uganda

Year of publication
2013

This report contains information about bamboo population structure, disturbance factors affecting bamboo forest regeneration and the management options for the recovery of the dwindling bamboo stock in Echuya Central Forest Reserve. The study was carried out as part of Nature Uganda’s Echuya Forest Conservation Project (EFCP) that aims at reconciling the needs of local people neighbouring the forest.

A local assessment of the impacts of fifteen years of BMCT interventions

Year of publication
2013

This Assessment Project was solicited by the Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT, hereafter referred to as the Trust) to examine impacts of Trust interventions in the Bwindi and Mgahinga Conservation Area (BMCA) and identify the most successful and appropriate interventions in order to advise on future interventions in the BMCA.

African golden cats, citizen science, and serendipity: tapping the camera trap revolution

Year of publication
2013

Monitoring is increasing and this is yielding significant observations at an accelerating pace. Yet many potentially valuable observations are overlooked, misinterpreted or withheld. Using our first-ever images of a wild African golden cat (Caracal aurata) catching prey, we consider practical challenges and opportunities for more effective image management systems.

A Review of Benefit Sharing and Community Conservation Approaches in the Albertine Rift Region

Year of publication
2013

The creation of protected area systems within the Albertine Rift region deprived local communities of their sources of livelihood and as such caused resentment and conflict towards the gazetted areas. Several initiatives by protected area authorities and conservation NGOs have been started around the protected areas to try and resolve the conflicts and increase the benefits the communities derive.

Complex contexts and dynamic drivers: Understanding four decades of forest loss and recovery in an East African protected area

Year of publication
2013

Protected forests are sometimes encroached by surrounding communities. But patterns of cover change can vary even within one given setting – understanding these complexities can offer insights into the effective maintenance of forest cover. Using satellite image analyses together with historical information, population census data and interviews with local informants.