Monthly Archives: June 2010

Celebrating the small things 2: and naming names

I have mentioned before how living here in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park we get to appreciate the many thousands of species that occur here.  Its about much more than just our famous Mountain Gorillas.  Even the insects and other invertebrates deserve more attention. We know little about most. It is difficult to even name […]

Whose poos? Camera traps show shy civet

Hello everyone, this is Badru and Douglas. There are some exciting developments here at ITFC in Bwindi.  We can share the pictures! As part of our new TEAM programme, we now have camera traps. These cameras are left in the forest and are set off by nearby movements. They use infra-red flash to take a […]

Rare flowers and mass suicide

The Mimulopsis are flowering!!! Let me explain about the Mimulopsis and my exclamation marks. Several plant species here in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park flower very rarely. For years, even decades, they have no flowers. But finally, sometimes unexpectedly, sometimes after a fixed period, they burst out in a mass flowering event. This is a moment […]

Exciting moments in the life of a tree-researcher!

Hello! My name is David Kissa Ocama, MSc student at the Institute of Environment & Natural Resources, Makerere University. I would like to share with you some of the field experiences of my research work in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is funded by the Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation. My research is on the […]