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Publications & Reports

Beyond gorillas Local economic development through tourism at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Year of publication
2019

The Local Economic Development Through Pro-Poor Tourism project has demonstrated that it is possible to develop sustainable livelihood opportunities from tourism – even when they are not based on the main tourism attraction themselves. At Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, tourists visit to see gorillas. None of the enterprises supported by this project are offering gorilla viewing tours, yet they all have complementary products that can enhance the main tourism attraction. 

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

Year of publication
2019

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

Year of publication
2018

 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

Year of publication
2018

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

Year of publication
2018

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

Year of publication
2017

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.