Monthly Archives: December 2009

The BBC Natural History Unit broadcasting from Bwindi!

I am fortunate indeed to be able to say that I have filmed wildlife all over the world for the BBC Natural History Unit. Tigers in India, Polar bears in Alaska, Baracuda in Borneo and Killer whales in Scotland but my very favorite filming destination and the one I have had the honor of working […]

Christmas among the gorillas

To the faithful regulars of our blog, just letting you all know that it might be a bit quiet from our side during the next 2 weeks: ITFC closes for Christmas and New Year and will reopen on January 4th. However, the Kyagurilo team will keep an eye on the gorillas most days, with the […]

Taking a tree measuring test while watched by gorillas

It is not very often that you do an exam in the forest while being watched by a family of rather bored looking mountain gorillas. But Jimmy and Marius can now claim that experience. What are they doing? Why this exam in the forest? Well the quick answer is that to understand and quantify how […]

My enriching experience at Ruhija ITFC station

We received the below contribution from Frank Akampa, a Ugandan student, who just completed his MSc at a German University (congratulations!) and had come to ITFC some months ago during his fieldwork. Thanks for your appreciation, Frank! “After finishing data collection in Nkuringo and Buhoma, I was now headed for Ruhija. On 3 August 2009 […]

We can afford the conservation of tropical forests – but do we have sufficient will?

I’m lucky enough to live inside the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  Most of the time we focus on the nitty-gritty of day to day issues here. But while Bwindi may be unique most of the problems we confront are not. Today I thought I’d try and ask a bigger question and see what you think. […]