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Publications & Reports

VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS OF PROTECTED AREAS OF THE GREATER VIRUNGA LANDSCAPE VIS A VIS CLIMATE CHANGE AND OTHER THREATS TO BIODIVERSITY UNDER DIFFERENT CLIMATE CHANGE SCENARIOS

Year of publication
2019

The study was carried out under the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) involving the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. The collaborative transboundary framework of programs, plans and activities is aimed at conserving the network of Protected Areas (PAs) in the Greater Virunga Landscape (GVL).

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