Albertine Rift

Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation

Currently WCS provides technical and financial support to the Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation, a research station linked to Mbarara University in Uganda which undertakes research for the Uganda Wildlife Authority in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks. The types of research projects made there include:

  • A study of the impact of tourism on gorillas
  • A study of the ecology and ranging of the gorillas
  • Censuses of mountain gorillas in Bwindi and Virunga Volcanoes
  • An evaluation of conservation strategies in and around the parks.
  • Methods to reduce human-wildlife conflict
  • Monitoring of human use of the forest
  • The importance of edge effects on forest composition and human impacts.
  • Monitoring the impacts of climate change

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Contact

Albertine Rift Program
Plot 802 Kiwafu Rd, Kansanga, PO Box 7487, Kampala, Uganda
+256772509754

Key Staff

Andrew Plumptre
Director Albertine Rift Program
Michel Masozera
Country Program Director, Rwanda
Tim Davenport
Director Tanzania Program
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Partners Include

Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Institute for Tropical Forest Conservation