Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation

ITFC is a post-graduate institute - established in 1991 under Mbarara University of Science and Technology - focused on research, training and monitoring for conservation management. It is located just inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South West Uganda; a World Heritage site and the homeland of Uganda’s mountain gorillas.


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No simple matter: logging and conservation are not polar opposites, and controlled harvesting can fund the protection of forests. AAP/Greenpeace/Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Can forest conservation and logging be reconciled?

Is there a role for logging in ensuring the future of the world’s tropical forests and their rich diversity of plants and animals? For many this idea is absurd, because timber production achieving conservation…

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