Stories

Julia Baker

I was at Ruhjia during the period 2000-2001 undertaking research for my PhD. 

Phil Shaw

Back in 1995 Derek Pomeroy from Makerere and Chris Perrins from Oxford University arranged for 25 nestboxes to be erected in the vicinity of Ruhija. Their aim was to shed light on the breeding biology of a small songbird endemic to the Albertine Rift: the Stripe-breasted Tit. What sets this species apart from most other Albertine Rift endemics is that it is closely related to some of the world’s most intensively studied birds; species like the Great Tit and Blue Tit (in Europe), and the chickadees of North America.

Rob Marchant

ROb.jpgI have many fond memories of my time in Bwindi - one that stays with me is of my arrival in Bwindi with Jonathan Baranga.  After the long drive from Kampala, with numerous stops en-route to meet / pick up people, supplies and take rest we arrived into Bwindi at dusk. 

Robert Bitariho

My best times at ITFC are the get-together parties we used to attend that involved various stakeholders such as UWA, CARE & IGCP. These parties would be organized at the park headquarters in Buhoma where all BMCA stakeholders informally met over lunch, dinner and drinks. It was one of the best ways the working relationships between BMCA stakeholders was enhanced. One such party that comes to my mind is the end of year party in 1995 held at Buhoma, it was well attended and involved peacecorp volunteers, CARE, ITFC, IGCP and all UWA staff. 

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