MUBFS is located in Kibale National Park in Kibale district and its headed by Assoc. Prof. David Tumusiime as Director. It is mainly involved in research but it is increasingly hosting short international courses in Tropical Biology. Originally, most of the research at MUBFS was primatology but over the years, the research agenda has broadened to include ecological and behavioral research on taxonomy, and socio economic studies. There is adequate dormitory and guest house space for groups ranging between 10 and 60 and catering services. In collaboration with national institutions, the institute provides consultancy services to the government and other organizations in Uganda. Consultancy services include tailor made training in different fields of environment and natural resources, assessment and monitoring of environment and natural resources therein environmental impact assessments and audits, project monitoring and evaluation and facilitation.