hosted research

The Max Planck Institute - Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVAN)

logo_mpi.gifSince 1998,  MPI-EVAN has led a research program of the ecology and behaviour of the Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi NP. One group of Mountain gorillas - Kyagurilo- was habituated for research and has been observed  daily by a team of ITFC field staff for more than 10 years. Read more about the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropolody

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.

TEAM Network

TEAMlogo.jpgTEAM is a global network of field sites in tropical forests, where climate and biodiversity data have been collected for almost a decade, to monitor long-term trends in tropical ecosystems. Data is being uploaded immediately after being collected in the field, and is thus a basis for an ‘early warning system’ on the status of biodiversity to effectively guide policy and conservation actio

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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