Monthly Archives: May 2009

An innovative tourist lodge: reconciling conservation and people?

Hi, we are just back from a reconnaissance to the southern side of the National Park. We first visited Rushaga outpost, where a new family of mountain gorillas (called the ‘Shongo’ group) has been habituated and will soon be open for trekking. Tibenda, one of our field assistants who has worked for many years with […]

Not everyone who sees mountain gorillas feels lucky

Last week in Nkuringo, on the South West side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, we saw firsthand why not everyone feels lucky to have this national park with mountain gorillas. Certainly it is fortunate for Uganda and Ugandan conservation – tourism and associated businesses help the country generate foreign income, while the revenues from mountain […]

Hello, I am Christopher Byaruhanga

I am called Christopher Byaruhanga. I work with ITFC as a field Assistant. I come from Katoma Village where I was born which is about 1km from Ruhija. I am aged 38 and Mukiga by tribe. I completed three years of secondary school at St. Adrian’s Seminary Rubanda in 1989. Due too to the fact […]

Hello, I am Dennis Musinguzi

I am Dennis Musinguzi, a field assistant with the Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation. Thanks to the WildlifeDirect organization for assisting us in starting this blogging site. I am so happy that I can share my stories here with you. But maybe you first need to know who I am: I was born 39 years […]

Blogging from Bwindi- introduction

Welcome! We declare the Bwindi blog open and we look forward to reaching you! At this website, ITFC staff, researchers and others will tell you about their work, lives, interests and worries. Ever since the WildlifeDirect team came to visit us, two of our local field staff, Dennis and Christopher, have been keen to get […]