There are both short research projects (takes 8 months-2years) and long term research projects (unknown end periods). The on-going research projects conducted by local and international scholars include:

  • Ecological and Behavioral studies of various primate species in Kibale National Park
  •  Studies of forest regeneration in logged and formerly encroached areas.
  •  Long-term ecological monitoring of Kibale National Park Ecosystems.
  •  Socio-Economic and ecological studies including crop raiding by park wildlife.
  •  Disease transmission among wildlife, domestic animal and humans
  •  The recovery of biodiversity in tropical rainforests following human-induced disturbance ( Using insects as indicators)
  •  The ecology and conservation of the African Golden Cat
  •  The ecology of fruit-eating butterflies
  •  Landscape and climate around Kibale National Park
  •  The nutrition of primates in Kibale National Park

With a high diversity of plant and animal life in Kibale National Park, MUBFS offers  unlimited research Opportunities. High quality multidisciplinary research and training activities that integrate biological, physical and social sciences are highly welcome. Research proposals are received and approved by the Uganda Wild Life Authority and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology. MUBFS particularly encourages proposals that include Ugandan counterparts and /or have application to the management of Kibale National Park.

 MUBFS is mainly known  world over for its research track record on primates notably: chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), the red colobus monkeys (Procolobus rufomitratus), Blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis), red tail monkeys (Cercopithecus ascanius), grey-cheeked mangabey (Cerocebus albigena), and black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza). Two other species of diurnal primates the Lhoest monkey (Cercopithecus lhoesti) and the olive baboons (Papio Anubis), and the three nocturnal primates Demidoff’s bush baby (Galago demidoff), Thomas's galago (Galago thomasi) and the poto (Perodicticus potto) remain unstudied. 

Research interests at MUBFS have expanded beyond primates to include:

(1) ecological and behavioral studies of other taxa including fish, birds, insects, and amphibians; (2) studies of forest regeneration in logged areas, in former pine plantations, in grasslands, and on abandoned croplands; (3) long-term ecological monitoring, including climatic monitoring, plant phonological patterns, swamp and river limnology, fish populations, etc.; and (4) socio-economic and socio-ecological studies, including studies of the effects of animal crop raiding have also come to be major focust of research.

Item Fees(UGX) Other remarks

Long-term Users(Researchers)

   
  1. House Rent
     
  1. Duplexes:
   
-          One person occupying the whole   compartment 600,000 Per person per month
-          Two or more persons sharing the compartment 420,000 Per person per month

Complex K3(Chimp House) & K5 Mango Palace)

720,000 Per month

Guest House(K1)

   
-          One person occupying whole house 600,000 Per month
-          Two or more persons sharing 420,000 Per person per month

Ngogo Research camp

   
-          Camp Manager’s House 200,000 Per month
-          Camping in camp compound 120,000 Per person per month
  1. Camping in Kanyawara compound
200,000 Per person per month

Other long term users

   
  1. User fees for use of Trail/Grid system for research
750,000 Per person payable quarterly
  1. Consultation/Feasibility studies, etc
250,000 Per person per month
  1. Hire of Housekeeper per researcher-negotiable
10,000 Minimum per day

SHORT –TERM USERS

Up to one month Training Groups, workshops, visitors etc

     

User fees:

   

Training Workshops/seminars & conferences

   
-          Up to 20 persons 200,000 Per activity period-
-          21 persons and above 300,000 Per activity period
-          Hire of Conference Room 90,000 Per day

Field Course of Universities and other tertiary institutions

   
-          Up to 20 persons 750,000 Per course period
-          21 persons and above

1,250,000

Per course period

     

Accommodation and Catering

   

Accommodation fees:

   
-          Guest House (M1,M2,M4,K1) 40,000 Per person per night for the first 15 nights
  35,000 Per person for an extra night over 15 nights
  20,000 For an extra bed per night(With No concession)
-          Duplexes 30,000 Per person per night for 15 nights
  20,000 Per person for an extra night over 15 days
  15,000 For an extra bed per night with no concession
Hostel 22,000 Per person per night for 15 nights
  20,000 Per person for an extra night over 15 nights
Short –term camping at Kanyawara and Ngogo    
Research camp for non- researchers 15,000 Per person per night with own tent
Visitors to researchers(Only duly approved by UWA and MUBFS) 15,000 Per person per night
     

Catering  Fees (For not less than 10 persons)

   
-           10-36 persons 48,000 Per person  per day
-          37 persons and above 42,000 Per person per day
-          Kitchen facilitation for self catering groups of up to 20 persons 80,000 Per day
-          Groups of over 21 persons 120,000 Per day

User fees for use of Trail/Grid system for Non Researchers

   
-          Up to 4 persons 60,000 Per person per day
-          5-8 persons 50,000 Per person per day
-          9 persons and above 40,000 Per person per day
  1. Forest Trail walk (Kanyawara/ Ngogo Study Areas
50,000 Per person per walk

User Fees for field Assistants(Graduates)

   
-          East African Citizens 50,000 Per month
-          Foreign Nationals 100,000 Per month

User Fees for Volunteers

   
-           East African Citizens 50,000 Per month
-          Foreign Nationals 100,000 Per month

User fees for co-workers/Collaborators

150,000 Per month

Over 300 research papers and book chapters have been published from research conducted at Kibale.  These are all available in our library, courtesy of professors Lauren and Colin Chapman of McGill University, Canada.  Each year, the two professors compile all the publications from MUBFS and bind it in one book, a copy of which is deposited in the MUBFS library.  Additionally, a good number of books have been written by MUBFS researchers.  

A stock of journals received  at the MUBFS Library at Kanyawara

Journal  Title & Author vol No. of copies year Subject           Date received
Saudi Aramco World  by Robert Amalt 61 6 2011 Journal 12/1/2011
Wageningen World     2010 Journal 12/1/2011
Reducing Poverty Development And Gorrilas.  Tom Bromley     2011 Journal 23/01/2011
Does  Conserving Biodiversity Work To Reduce Poverty     2010 Journal 23/01/2011
Capturing Nested Spheres Of Poverty   46   Journal 23/01/2011
 Linking Conservation And Poverty     2010 Journal 23/01/2011
D+C 37 12 Dec 2010 Journal 29/01/2011
Traffic Bulletin 23 1    Dec. 2010 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 22 1 Mar-90 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 22 4 Dec-90 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 22 3 Sep-90 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 22 2 Jun-90 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 23 4 Dec-91 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 23 4 Dec-91 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 23 4 Dec-91 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 23 2 Jun-91 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 23 3 Sep-91 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 23 16 Mar-91 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 24 2 Jun-92 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 24 3 Sep-92 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 24 2 Jun-92 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 24 4 Dec-92 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 24 1 Mar-92 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 21 4 Dec-89 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 21 3 Sep-89 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 21 2 Jun-89 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 21 1 Mar-89 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 25 3 Sep-93 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 25 2 Jun-93 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 25 1 Mar-93 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 25 4 Dec-93 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 19 1 Mar-87 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 19 2 Jun-87 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 19 3 Sep-87 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 19 3 Dec-87 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 26 1 Mar-94 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 26 2 Jun-94 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 26 3 Sep-94 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 26 4 Dec-94 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 27 1 Mar-95 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 27 2 Jun-95 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 27 3 Sep-95 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 27 4 Dec-95 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 28 3 Sep-96 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 28 4 Dec-96 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 28 4 Dec-96 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 20 1 Mar-88 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 20 2 Jun-88 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 20 3 Sep-88 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 20 4 Dec-88 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 33 1 Mar-01 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 33 2 Jun-01 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 33 2 Jun-01 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 33 3 Sep..2001 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 34 4 Dec..2002 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 36 1 Mar-04 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 36 2 Jun-04 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 36 3 Sep-04 Journal 31/01/2011
Biotropica 36 4 Dec-04 Journal 31/01/2011
Kanger Catalgene International Perspective     2011 Journal 14/03/2011
On Sexual Reproduction Health 36 4 2010 Health 14/03/2011
Saudi Aramco World 62 1 2011 Social Science 14/03/2011
Wageningen World 35 1 2011 Magazine 1/4/2011
D+C 38 3 2011 Social Science 1/4/2011
Primatology 72 12 2010 Primatology 1/4/2011
American Journal Of Primatology 73 1 2011 Primatology 1/4/2011
American Journal Of Primatology 73 2 2011 Primatology 1/4/2011
American Journal Of Primatology 73 3 2011 Journal 1/4/2011
Thesis: Role Of Acacia And Erythrina Trees On Forest Regeneration     2009 Forestry/Thesis 1/4/2011
Karger Brilletin   1 2011 Journal 1/4/2011
Nature Conservation 61 1 2011 Journal 1/4/2011
Saudi Aramco World 62 2 2011 Social Science 12/4/2011
Habitat Use By The Blue Monkey In Colonies And Old Growth Forest At Ngogo Kibale National Park     2011 Thesis 18/04/2011
D+C 38 5 2011 Journal 25/05/2011
The Impact Of Elephants On Forest Succession In A former Soft Word Plantation In Kibale NPK Uganda     2011 Thesis 27/05/2011
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 37 1 2011 Journal 27/05/2011
Kibale Land Scape And Climate Project     Jul-11 Publication 27/07/2011
  The Bird Atlas Of Uganda     2005 Monography 27/07/2011
American Journal Of Primatology 73 4 2011 Journal 27/07/2011
American Journal Of Primatology 73 5 2011 Journal 27/07/2011
American Journal Of Primatology   6 2011 Journal 27/07/2011
American Journal Of Primatology 73 7 2011 Journal 27/07/2011
Social Behavioral And Spatial Dimension Of Human Health And Primate Lowtacts In Western Uganda     2011 Thesis/Dissertation 27/07/2011
Population Structure $Regeneration Of Indigenous Trees Woody Species Under Invasion Of Lantanacamara In Kibale National Park.     2010 Dissertation 27/07/2011
Nature Conservation   2 2011 Journal 5/9/2011
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 37 2 2011 Journal 6/9/2011
Alternatives To Exotic Species In Uganda, Growth And Cultivation Of 85 Indigenous Trees     2010 Agro-Forestry 8/9/2011
Women At Work 38   2011 Journal 15/09/2011
Climate Compatible Economy 38   2011 Journal 26/09/2011
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 35 3 2009 Journal 28/09/2011
Primate Population Dynamics Over 32.9 Yrs At Ngogo, Kibale National Park     2011 Journal 29/09/2011
Fire Control As A simple Means Of Promoting Tropical Forest Restoration 4 3 2011 Journal 29/09/2011
Karger Brilletine   4 2011 Journal 29/9/2011
Saudi Aramco World 1 4 2011 Journal 8/11/2011
American Journal Of Primatology 73 1 2011 Journal 11/11/2011
American Journal Of Primatology 73 9 2011 Journal 11/11/2011
American Journal Of Primatology 73 10 2011 Journal 11/11/2011
American Journal Of Primatology 73 8 2011 Journal 11/11/2011
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 37 3 2011 Journal 21/11/2011
Saudi Aramico World 62 11 2011 Journal 21/11/2011
Partners In The Private Sector 38 3 2011 Journal 8/12/2011
Intergroup Encounters In Grey-Cheecked Mangabeys $Red-tailed Monkeys     2011 Journal 19/12/2011
The Future Of World Trade 38 12 2011 Journal 4/1/2012
The International Journal Of Conservation 45 3 2011 Journal 16/01/2012
The International Journal Of Consevation Fauna And Flora 44 4 2010 Journal 16/01/2012
The Magapine Of Fauna And Flora International     2010 Journal 15/01/2012
The International Journal Of Conservation 45 2 2011 Journal 16/01/2012
The International Journal Of Conservation 44 3 2010 Journal 16/01/2012
FFI Marine Biologist Named Emerging Explorer   16 2010 Journal 16/01/2012
The International Journal Of Conservation 44 1 2010 Journal 16/01/2012
Wageningen World     2011 Magazine 16/01/2012
The International Journal Of Conservation 45 4 2011 Journal 16/01/2012
Fauna And Flora     2011 Magazine 16/01/2012
Development And Cooperation 39 1 2012 Journal 17/01/2012
Financing Development     2012 Journal 17/01/2012
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 37 4 2011 Health 7/2/2012
Seeds Of High Asia 63 1 2012 Journal 20/02/2012
Managing For Results 39 2 2012 Journal 27/02/2012
Karger Catalogue     2012 Journal 27/02/2012
American Journal Of Primatology 73 11 2011 Journal 16/03/2012
American Journal Of Primatology 74 3 2012 Journal 16/03/2012
American Journal Of Primatology 73 12 2011 Journal 16/03/2012
American Journal Of Primatology 74 2 2012 Journal 16/03/20123
Development And Cooperation 39 3 2012 Journal 21/03/2012
Wageningen World   1 2012 Journal 21/03/2012
Karger Bulletine   1 2012 Journal 27/03/2012
Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary   8 2012 Dictionary 28/03/2012
Karger Bulletine   2 2012 Journal 7/4/2012
Saudi Aramco World 63 2 2012 Journal 7/4/2012
Development And Cooperation 39 4 2012 Journal 8/4/2012
D+C Development And Cooperation 39 5 2012 Journal 7/6/2012
Primatology 30 3 2009 Journal 15/06/2012
International Journal Of Primatology 32 1 2011 Journal 15/06/2012
International Journal Of Primatology 32 6 2011 Journal 15/06/2012
International Journal Of Primatology 31 6 2010 Journal 15/06/2012
International Journal Of Primatology 31 5 2010 Journal 15/06/2012
International Journal Of Primatology 31 4 2010 Journal 15/06/2012
International Journal Of Primatology 32 4 2011 Journal 15/06/2012
International Journal Of Primatology 32 3 2011 Journal 15/06/2012
International Journal Of Primatology 82 2 2011 Journal 15/06/2012
International Journal Of Primatology 33 2 2012 Journal 25/06/2012
International Journal Of Primatology 33 1 2012 Journal 25/06/2012
Spatial Measures Of The Human Disturbances Around Kibale Npk Uganda     2011 Thesis 2/7/2012
Ecological Economics 76   2012 Journal 2/7/2012
Ecological Economics 76   2012 Journal 2/7/2012
Nature Conservation 20 2 2012 Journal 2/7/2012
Spatial Patterns Of Illegal Resource Extraction In Kibale Npk Uganda     2012 Journal 2/7/2012
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 38 1 2012 Journal 10/7/2012
Wageningen World   2 2012 Journal 10/7/2012
D+C 39 6 2012 Journal 10/7/2012
Nature Conservation 2   2012 Journal 10/7/2012
Saudi Aramco World 63 3 2012 Journal 10/7/2012
The International Of Conservation 46 2 2012 Journal 12/7/2012
Fauna And Flora   15 2012 Journal 12/7/2012
Conservation Checklist Of The Trees Of Uganda     2012 Textbook 20/07/2012
Fauna And Flora International   20 2012 Journal 21/07/2012
The International Journal Of Conservation 46 1 2012 Journal 21/07/2012
Het Veruolg Op Eten, Bidden Beminnen     2012 Novel 30/07/2012
Saudi Aramco World 63 4 2012 Journal 3/8/2012
Environment Matters Of The World Bank   20 2012 Journal 3/8/2012
Development And Cooperation 39 20 2012 Journal 3/8/2012
Karger Bulletine   3 2012 Journal 3/8/2012
American Journal Of Primatology 74 4 2012 Journal 11/8/2012
American Journal Of Primatology 74 5 2012 Journal 11/8/2012
American Journal Of Primatology 74 6 2012 Journal 11/8/2012
American Journal Of Primatology 74 7 2012 Journal 11/8/2012
Nature Conservation   3 2012 Journal 24/10/2012
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 38 2 2012 Journal 24/10/2012
Karger Bulletine   4 2012 Journal 24/10/2012
Development And Cooperation International 39 9 2012 Journal 24/10/2012
Saudi Aramco World 63 5 2012 Journal 31/10/2012
Conservation  46 3 2012 Journal 31/10/2012
Fauna And Flora International   21 2012 Journal 31/10/2012
Saudi Aramco World 62 6 2012 Journal 2/11/2012
Development And Cooperation 39 10 2012 Journal 8/11/2012
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 38 3 2012 Journal 8/11/2012
Evolutionary Dynamics Of Mammalian Karyotypes     2012 Leaflate 8/11/2012
Development And Cooperation 38 10 2011 Journal 21/12/2012
Development And Cooperation 39 11 2012 Journal 21/12/2012
Saud Aramco World 63 6 11/12/2012 Journal 21/12/2012
Development And Cooperation 39 12 2012 Journal 21/12/2012
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 36 1 2012 Journal 28/12/2012
International Journal Of Primatology 33 4 2012 Journal 29/01/2013
International Journal Of Primatology 33 3 2012 Journal 29/01/2013
International Journal Of Primatology 33 5 2012 Journal 29/01/2013
International Journal Of Primatology 33 6 2012 Journal 29/01/2013
Hormones And Behavior 62 5 2012 Journal 17/02/2013
Estrogenic Plant Foods Of Red collobus Monkeys And Mountain Gorillas In Uganda     2012 Journal 17/02/2013
A guide To Uganda Forrest Butterflies     2012 Textbook 20/02/2013
Development And Cooperation 40 2 2013 Journal 18/03/2013
Nature Conservation     2012 Journal 18/03/2013
Wageningen World   4 2012 Journal 18/03/2013
Development And Cooperation 40 1 2013 Journal 18/03/2013
Karger Bulletine   1 2013 Journal 18/03/2013
Saudi Aramco 64 1 2013 Journal 18/03/2013
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 38 4 2013 Journal 18/03/2013
Development And Cooperation 40 3 2013 Journal 18/03/2013
Development And Cooperation 40 4 2013 Journal 25/04/2013
Saudi Aramco World 64 2 2013 Journal 25/04/2013
Wageningen World   1 2013 Journal 25/04/2013
The Ecological Impact Of The Long Term Changes In Africa's Rift Valley     2012 Textbook 13/04/2013
Development And Cooperation 46 5 2013 Journal 10/6/2013
Saudu Aramco World     2013 Journal 10/6/2013
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 39 1 2013 Journal 10/6/2013
Following The Rains ;Evidence And Receptions Relating To Rainfall Variability In Western Uganda     2013 Journal 26/7/2013
Percentage Population, Environment And Climate In Albertine Trift     2013 Journal 26/7/2013
Biotropica 43 5 Sep-11 Journal 11/10/2013
Biotropica 43 3 May-11 Journal 11/10/2013
Biotropica 44 2 Mar-12 Journal 11/10/2013
Biotropica 44 3 May-12 Journal 11/10/2013
Biotropica 45 2 Mar-13 Journal 11/10/2013
Biotropica 45 1 Jan-13 Journal 11/10/2013
Biotropica 45 3 May-13 Journal 11/10/2013
Biotropica 45 4 Jul-13 Journal 11/10/2013
Biotropica 43 2 Mar-11 Journal 11/10/2013
Biotropica 43 1 Jan-11 Journal 11/10/2013
Biotropica 43 6 Nov-11 Journal 11/10/2013
Biotropica 44 6 Nov-12 Journal 11/10/2013
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 39 4 Dec-13 Journal 5/2/2014
Development And Cooperation 41 1 Jan-14 Journal 5/2/2014
Development And Cooperation 40 9 Sep-13 Journal 13/2/2014
Saudi Aramco World 65 1 Feb-14 Journal 5/2/2014
Development And Cooperation 40 6 Oct-13 Journal 13/2/2014
Development And Cooperation 40 10 Oct-13 Journal 13/2/2014
Development And Cooperation 40 11 13-Nov Journal 13/2/2014
Development And Cooperation 4 8 Aug-13 Journal 13/2/2014
Nature Conservation     2013 Magazine 13/2/2014
Nature Conservation     2013 Magazine 13/2/20/14
Nature Conservation     2013 Magazine 13/2/2014
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 39 2 Jun-13 Journal 13/02/2014
Nature Conservancy   1 2014 Magazine 12/3/2014
Wageningen World   1 2014 Magazine 9/4/2014
Development And Cooperation 41 2 2014 Journal 9/4/2014
Development And Cooperation 41 3 2014 Journal 9/4/2014
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 40 1 2014 Journal 24/06/2014
Nature Conservancy     2014 Magazine 24/06/2014
Development And Cooperation 41 4 2014 Journal 24/06/2014
Development And Cooperation 41 5 2014 Journal 24/06/2014
Saudi Aramco World 65 3 2014 Journal 24/06/2014
Saudi Aramco World 65 2 2014 Journal 24/06/2014
Nature Conservation     2014 Magazine 18/07/2014
Development And Cooperation 41 6 2014 Journal 18/07/2014
Development And Cooperation 41 7 2014 Journal 13/7/2014
American Journal Of Primatology 75 2 2013 Journal 9/9/2014
American Journal Of Primatology 75 3 2013 Journal 9/9/2014
American Journal Of Primatology 75 4 2013 Journal 9/9/2014
American Journal Of Primatology 75 5 2013 Journal 9/9/2014
American Journal Of Primatology 75 6 2013 Journal 9/9/2014
Nature Conservation     2014 Magazine 18/09/2014
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 40 2 2014 Journal 18/09/2014
Development And Cooperation 41 9 2014 Journal 18/09/2014
Development And Cooperation 41 12 2014 Journal 18/09/2014
Nature Conservation     2014 Magazine 13/01/2015
Saudi Aramco World 65 5 2014 Journal 13/01/2015
Saudi Aramco World 65 6 2014 Journal 13/01/2015
Wageningen World   3 2014 Journal 13/01/2015
Wageningen World   4 2014 Journal 13/01/2015
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 40 3 2014 Journal 13/01/2015
International Journal Of Primatology 35 4 2014 Journal 19/01/2015
International Journal Of Primatology 35 5 2014 Journal 19/01/2015
Development And Cooperation 42 1 2015 Journal 2/2/2015
Nature Conservation     2015 Magazine 26/03/2015
Development And Cooperation 42 2 2015 Journal 26/03/2015
Aramco World 66 1 2015 Journal 26/03/2015
Wageningen World   1 2015 Magazine 22/04/2015
Nature Conservation     2015 Journal 22/04/2015
Aramco World 66 2 2015 Journal 22/04/2015
Development And Cooperation 42 3 2015 Journal 22/04/2015
International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health 40 4 2014 Journal 22/04/2015
Development And Cooperation 42 4 2015 Journal 29/04/2015
Nature Conservation     2015 Magazine 15/05/2015
Development And Cooperation 42 5 2015 Journal 16/06/2015
Aramco World 66 3 2015 Journal 16/06/2015
Animal Husbandry 42 1 2015 Journal 6/8/2015
Nature Conservation   1 2015 Journal 23/08/2015
Wageningen World 1 1 2015 Magazine 23/08/2015
Aramco World 66 1   Journal 27/08/2015
The Vegetation Of Queensland 2 2 2013 Magazine 27/08/2015
Collecting And Preserving Plant Specimens   3 2013 Magazine 27/08/2015
Terrestrial Verterbrate Fauna Survey Guidelines For Queensland 2 1 2014 Journal 27/08/2015
Cat News   1 2015 Journal 10/9/2015
Onnen Ja Hvinviinnin Ethdot   1 2008 Novel 16/09/2015
Nature Conservation   1 2015 Journal 5/10/2015
Research Report   1 2015 Journal 16/10/2015
Social And Ecological Drivers Of Pathogen Transmission Dynamics In East African Great Apes     2013 Dissertation 3/11/2015
Cat News 61 1 2014 Journal 4/11/2015
Internship Report   1 2015 Dissertation 30/11/2015
Global News Letter Change 49 1 2012 Journal 30/11/2015

Tourism: Research conducted at MUBFS, especially on primates was initially seen as purely academic and of limited application in the real world.  However, it must be highlighted here that the Tourism Industry has benefited a lot from this research.  The Kanyanchu Tourism Center, in Kibale National Park, near Bigodi Parish, in Kamwenge District was the brainchild of research at MUBFS.

During the mid-1980s, people, mostly from Europe and USA who learnt about Kibale Forest through research publications, started frequenting Kanyawara research camp to have a tourism experience.  Much as the researchers were hospitable to them, it was found to be inconveniencing to have tourism and research activities at the same site.  The researchers looked for an accessible and convenient site in the south-east of Kibale, and this was the beginning of Kanyanchu Tourism Center.

Additionally, the main tourism attraction at the time (which still is) was the primates.  Therefore, the scientific information about primates led to the development of tourism at Kanyanchu.  The techniques of habituating primates were already in place and tour guides were equipped with information about most primate species in the forest; this adds flavor to the tourism experience.  Kanyanchu is one of the busiest tourist destinations in the country today; contributing to the national budget, in addition to offering employment opportunities to the local, national and international communities.

Over the years, more and more cinematographers are frequenting Kibale National Park, especially the Kanyawara and Ngogo Study Sites to film the Chimpanzee community there.  The Ngogo Chimpanzees are famous for their efficiency in hunting. Cinematographers base their movies and documentaries on scientific information published by researchers. In addition to paying Government institutions and the local participants, cinematographers also advertise Kibale National Park to the rest of the world and this stimulates tourism further.

In addition to Kanyanchu, MUBFS also helped to establish Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (KAFRED) in Bigodi Parish, Kamwenge District.  This local NGO uses eco-tourism as a tool to promote conservation and enhance community development in the area. KAFRED has attained international recognition and employs a large number of people and thus contributes to alleviating poverty, promoting education and stimulating development in the area.

Conservation:  In addition to generating information that is useful in conservation, MUBFS works hand in hand with UWA authorities to promote conservation in and around Kibale National Park.  It is now established that the presence of researchers in conservation areas helps to deter would-be poachers.

MUBFS researchers cover large areas of the forest in the course of doing their work and report illegal activities to the relevant authorities. Additionally, we hope that a recently concluded study on the impacts of illegal hunting activities on chimpanzee conservation by Ms. Dylys Ndibaisa will provide useful information to conservation managers.

Under the Kibale and Ngogo Chimpanzee projects, a snare removal program has been developed. In collaboration with UWA, a snare removal team and UWA rangers organize patrols which are intended to remove already set snares and counter other illegal activities.

UWA and Budongo Forest Field Station have come up with a program to have a resident veterinary officer based at MUBFS. This will be important in responding to emergencies than waiting for experts from far.

Services to the Communities:  From the very beginning, the Kibale Forest Project and later MUBFS have worked with the local communities in the areas of conservation and education.  In the field of education, there have been several spin-offs of MUBFS that have helped foster education in the vicinity of Kibale National Park.  The most notable of these is the Kibale Forest Schools Program.  This organization has helped build classrooms, staff houses, toilets etc in a few selected primary schools around Kibale National Park.  Additionally, they help to fund well-performing and needy students in secondary schools and tertiary institutions. So far over, 30 local Ugandans from the communities surrounding Kibale National Park have completed their studies with certificates, diplomas and degrees. The main aim is to train them to become self reliant and reduce dependence on park resources for survival.

Apart from the contributions made by the above NGO, MUBFS has made direct contributions to community projects in form of building materials, sanitary pads, twin desks to primary schools, and annually contributes Ug Shs 200,000/= for hosting Earth day by KAFRED/UNITE in Bigodi- Kamwenge.

Health Services:  Another notable contribution by MUBFS to the local community is the Kibale Health and Conservation Centre (KHCC).  This health centre was officially opened in February 2009.  MUBFS management is greatly indebted to Professors Colin and Lauren Chapman, Fish and Monkey Field Manager and their trainees from McGill University, Canada for this great donation to the community.  KHCC provides primary health care and health education to the community.

The health centre is manned by two nurses supervised by a doctor from Fort Portal Referral Hospital.  This service has gone a long way in improving people’s health.

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