Monthly Archives: April 2011

Rodents posing a threat to Bwindi’s wildlife?

Each year millions of people over the world become infected with diseases transmitted by animals. These pathogens can be found in nature where some are especially associated with rodents. Rodents can also be agents for transferring human diseases to other wildlife. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a very rich […]

ITFC and UWA hold Information Sharing Workshop

Last week, from 12 to 15 April, ITFC resembled a bee-hive. The usually quiet Conservation Education Centre in Ruhija suddenly became filled with chatter and laughter of visitors from all over Uganda, and even Rwanda. They had come to participate in the annual ITFC-UWA Information Sharing workshop, which theme was “Emerging issues and challenges of […]

ITFC hosts Rare Finch Conservation Group (RFCG) Directors

It’s one of the rarest birds on earth and according to Birdlife International’s IUCN Red Data List the Shelley’s crimsonwing finch is classified as Vulnerable . It is estimated that there are just between 2,500 and 10,000 of these finches left in the world . For the first time in many years, this extremely elusive […]