Terrestrial vertebrate monitoring

As climate change will lead to higher temperatures, terrestrial vertebrates are expected to seek cooler habitats, at higher altitudes, in order to survive. It is therefore increasingly important to study species’ distribution and its temporal variance in relation with the climatic variations of an area.


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. 

Rare Finch Conservation Group

Rare finch logo.JPG"Searching for Shelley’s Crimsonwing finches amongst Africa’s Mountain Gorillas"

The Shelley’s Crimsonwing (Cryospiza shelleyi) is one of the rarest finches in Africa  that are found in this  dense Albertine Rift highland forest. The forest is also famous for gorillla tracking in Uganda.

The ecology and life history of Stripe-Breasted Tits

Nestbox 21.jpgDr Phil Shaw* (University of St. Andrews), Prof Derek Pomeroy (Makerere University), Jane Yatuha (MSc student 2003-4), David Ebbutt (2004). Field support staff: Narsensius Owoyesigire and Savio Ngabirano (ITFC)

Funding sources: WCS, British Ornithologists’ Union, African Bird Club Conservation Fund

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