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Publications & Reports

Matrix population models indicate that bark harvest of two medicinal plants in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is sustainable

Year of publication
2016

Balancing forest conservation with resource extraction by local people is challenging. In the mountain forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, this was addressed by permitting regulated access to certain forest products in specific areas by authorized local people. However, it remained unclear whether harvest levels were biologically sustainable.

Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests.

Year of publication
2016

We explored the effect of tree species richness on tree volume productivity at the global scale using repeated forest inventories from 777,126 permanent sample plots in 44 countries containingmore than 30 million trees from 8737 species spanningmost of the global terrestrial biomes. Our findings reveal a consistent positive concave-down effect of biodiversity on forest productivity across world

Human Wildlife Conflict Management

Year of publication
2015

In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP), a buffer zone strategy was introduced in Nkuringo (southern BINP) in 2005 to counter wild animal crop raiding incidences and to generate income for adjacent local people. This included introducing different strategies aimed at reducing the crop raiding incidences that were so prevalent then.

Hydrological Systems in the Great Virunga Landscape (Uganda, Rwanda & DRC)

Year of publication
2015

Communities in the GVL face water shortages inspite of living adjacent major catchment areas. The water sources are unevenly distributed and few. Still much fewer water sources flow permanently. This makes the local community members to travel long distances and risk to collect water from the protected areas and other unprotected water sources within the landscape.

COMMUNITY BASED MONITORING (CBM) Enhancing Equity through the Establishment of CBM Programme for Revenue Sharing in the Conservation of Bwindi

Year of publication
2015

This Community Based Monitoring (CBM) activity report presents the actual implementation of Uganda’s 2012 revenue sharing guidelines in the three parishes bordering Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It also identifies key gaps and strengths in revenue sharing policy implementation based on experience from the southern sector of Bwindi.