Donors and Partners
ITFC works closely with the Protected Area managers of the
National Forest Authority
Our mother institute,
University of Science and Technology pays the salaries of several of our
administrative staff and part of the core costs.
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
has provided the Director's salary
for many years, and supports specific projects, such as the Climate
John D. and
Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has supported ITFC's
monitoring activities, as well as workshops for coordinating these in
the region, since 2005. The
most recent grant started in January 2009 and was
focused on emerging threats to conservation values of the Albertine
Rift (climate change, population growth, etc.)
ITFC carries out the gorilla monitoring for
Program (part of WCS) specializes in providing high quality
information and technical advice (ecological and social) to protected
area authorities and their partners. They are involved in building the
capacity of the protected area authorities, government and civil society
in all countries in the Albertine Rift to address the various challenges
USAID funded the PRIME WEST project, which included ITFC's study of the
bush meat trade in Western Uganda. Since July 2009, it funded the program 'WILD WEST', carried out by WCS Uganda. ITFC
was a subgrantee.
foundation supported the water quality monitoring activities
in Bwindi as well as in Rwenzori Mountains National Parks.
British Ecological Society paid for
vegetation mapping, multiple use monitoring and problem animal control.
ITFC has a strong network of
local, regional and international collaborators, including
Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust, the International
Gorilla Conservation Programme,
WCS’ Albertine Rift
United Organisation for Batwa Development in
Through Public Health,
Flora and Fauna International,
Wide Fund for Nature,
and the Conservation
Community Hospital supported ITFC through a free-of-charge
First Aid training in 2009. More recently, the
Gorilla Veterinary Program organised our Employee Healthcare
Program, with involvement of the same hospital. We hosted the Jane
Goodall Institute at ITFC, to provide Environmental Education
training to Kanungu teachers from around Bwindi.
is grateful for everyone's support and collaboration.