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Publications & Reports

The Ecological Implications of Harvesting Wild Climbers for Food Security products around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, South Western Uganda

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Sustainable utilisation of Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPS) is a widely accepted forestry management approach. Unfortunately the sustainability of NTFPS in high demand like the wild climbers used by local communities is rarely investigated over a period of time. Yet extraction of these wild climbers by local community for food security purposes has been on going in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park(BINP) since 1994.

Conservation and Development in Uganda

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 Uganda has extensive protected areas and iconic wildlife (including mountain

gorillas), which exist within a complex social and political environment.

In recent years Uganda has been seen as a test bed and model case

study for numerous and varied approaches to address complex and connected

conservation and development challenges. This volume reviews and

assesses these initiatives, collecting new research and analyses both from

emerging scholars and well-established academics in Uganda and around

The status of biodiversity in Kasyoha - Kitomi Central Forest Reserve

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Kasyoha-Kitomi Central Forest Reserve (KKCFR) covers nearly 40,000 ha of mid-altitude moist forest in the
central part of the Albertine Rift. The reserve lies in the administrative districts of Bushenyi, Rubirizi, Ibanda and
Kamwengye. The reserve is one of the few Uganda’s remaining medium altitude moist forests.

Echuya Biodiversity report 2018

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This report focuses on the current status of biodiversity in Echuya Central Forest Reserve, SW Uganda. The taxa assessed were the large and small mammals, birds, and plants (trees, shrubs and herbs). The selected taxa were used as proxies for overall biodiversity.

ITFC strategic plan 2017-2022

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ITFC's strategic plan from 2017-2022 is the institute's guiding plan on how to continue its work conservation and ecological research in a time when research is ever more important despite the rise of new challenges to the activities of research. This strategic plan establishes ITFC as a forward thinking and moving research leader in the albertine ecoregion.

Hydrological Systems in the Greater Virunga Landscape: Water Quality around Mikeno Sector

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Monitoring of environmental parameters is one of the highest priorities in the evaluation of environmental status of water resources and in environmental protection policy. The main objectives are to understand and evaluate the water quantity and quality in order to provide water of appropriate quality to various water users. The water quantity was assessed by the measurement of runoff.