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Publications & Reports

Abundance, Distribution, Utilisation and Conservation of Sinarundinaria alpina in Bwindi and Mgahinga Forest National Parks, South West Uganda

Year of publication
2005

Sinarundinaria alpina (Schumann) C.S. Chao & Renvoise, a tropical African montane bamboo, is heavily used by lo- cal communities for household items such as granaries, baskets, ropes and trays. This article presents the results of a study carried out on the abundance, distribution and utilisation of S. alpina in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks. Both in-forest and household surveys were used to collect the data. It was found that canopy tree cover plays a role in the distribution of the species.

Abundance, Distribution, Utilisation and Conservation of Sinarundinaria alpina in Bwindi and Mgahinga Forest National Parks, S.W Uganda.

Year of publication
2005

Sinarundinaria alpina (Schumann) C.S. Chao & Renvoise, a tropical African montane bamboo, is heavily used by local communities for household items such as granaries, baskets, ropes and trays. This article presents the results of a study carried out on the abundance, distribution and utilisation of S. alpina in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks. 

LOCAL PEOPLE’S ATTITUDES AND NEW DEMANDS SINCE INCEPTION OF MULTIPLE USE PROGRAMME IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK, S. W UGANDA

Year of publication
2004

Since the inception of multiple use programme in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) in 1994, many changes have taken place. Local community demands for resources from the park have changed and evidently the programme has not addressed park resource needs of some key stakeholders. Specifically the needs of the Batwa were not met and as result were marginalized. The Multiple use MoU’s were supposed to have been revised after every two years but this was never done.

Gap characteristics and regeneration in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP), Uganda

Year of publication
2004

Before Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Uganda, became a national park in 1991, there was a high level of human activity in much of the forest, especially cutting of large trees for timber by pitsawyers. This created extensive gaps in this tropical Afromontane rain forest. We quantified and compared tree regeneration in three sites that were logged at different intensities.

IMPACT OF WATER HARVESTING ON KABIRANYUMA SWAMP, MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK, SOUTHWEST UGANDA. A preliminary report

Year of publication
2003

Kabiranyuma swamp is one of the rarest afromontane swamp habitats in Uganda. The swamp is a major source of water for the Kabiranyuma Gravity Water Scheme that supplies water to over 21,000 people around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The Institute of Tropical forest Conservation-Ecological Monitoring Programme together with the Development Through Conservation of CARE are monitoring the impact of the water scheme on the ecology of the swamp and sustainability of water extraction from the swamp respectively.

SURVEY OF BURNT AREAS IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE AND MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARKS, S. W. UGANDA

Year of publication
2000

Fire has been one of the main management challenges and is considered one of the major long-term threats to forest biodiversity in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks.

In June, July and August 2000 fire outbreaks occurred the two parks. During September 2000 we carried out a survey of the burnt areas, which aimed at documenting the burnt sites and extent of damage caused by the fires. This was done as part of a long term monitoring programme to advise park managers about what could be done to prevent, halt or decrease incidences of fire outbreaks.