Budongo Conservation Field Station (BCFS)

Assoc. Prof. Fred Batweteera, Director

Since its inception in 1990, BCFS has blended research and conservation to ensure sustainable management and utilisation of the Budongo Forest Reserve as a model for tropical rain forest management. BCF is headed by Assoc. Prof. Fred Babweteera as Director.

We aim to continue generating world-class scientific research on primates and topical forest ecology as well as diversifying our research programme to encompass other biological taxa, and to use this information to support policy development, conservation action and sustainable resource management.

In 2007 BCFS was registered as a Ugandan NGO. It is now recognised among the conservation fraternity in Uganda.BCFS works closely with Makerere University’s School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences as well as the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security. We offer research facilities for staff and students from various Ugandan and international universities. We also offer internship opportunities for university students studying Forestry, Conservation Biology and Wildlife Veterinary Medicine. In addition to these links with academia, BCFS collaborates with statutory institutions such as the National Forest Authority and Uganda Wildlife Authority to promote conservation initiatives and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology to undertake various research and long-term monitoring projects. Read more

Key Research Areas

  • Climate Change and Water Resources
  • Agricultural Value Chains
  • Crop Improvement
  • Post Harvest Management
  • Nutrition
  • Evaluation Research
  • Forestry & Biodiversity
  • Sustainable Production Systems
  • Food Product Development and Value Addition
  • Waste Management & Pollution Assessment
  • Equipment Design and Fabrication
  • Hazard and Disaster Science

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