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Women in Conservation Project

Multip2.jpgThe Involvement of Women in Integrated Conservation and Development (ICD) Policy Implementation and Governance project is another project run by ITFC. Birdlife International and Conservation International funded this project. It is a collaborative project between ITFC and IITR-MUST. The project aims at drawing lessons from tourism revenue sharing at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Human Wildlife Conflict studies

Wildlife is one of Uganda’s great natural resources. It is the foundation of its nature-based tourism, one of the nation’s main foreign exchange earners. At the same time, however, Uganda’s wildlife is under enormous pressure as a result of a fast growing human population surrounding the remaining wildlife habitats. This leads to conflicts between frontline communities and Protected Areas, their wildlife, and their staff.

Monitoring vegetation changes at high altitudes

Under the auspices of Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA), ITFC has established high altitude plots to monitor vegetation changes on selected summits of Mountain Elgon and Rwenzori (famously known as the Mountains of the Moon). GLORIA seeks to establish a long-term observation network to obtain standardized data on alpine biodiversity and vegetation patterns on a global scale. Its purpose is to assess risks of biodiversity losses and the vulnerability of high mountain ecosystems under climate change.

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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