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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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  • A mountain gorilla

    Bwindi: bees, baskets and brilliant guided walks

    Tracking rare mountain gorillas is on the bucket list of many a traveller – both at the luxury end of the market and for backpackers. But what about the people who live in the same places as gorillas? Dilys Roe reports on a project helping local people to develop new businesses that benefit from tourism

    27 June 2019 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A volunteer conducting an interview outside

    Evaluating change can be challenging; it starts with quality data collection

    NGOs are increasingly being asked to report on the impact of their work, and good monitoring and evaluation is key. Conservation Through Public Health, a Ugandan NGO, has some lessons to share with other small NGOs and – spoiler alert – it all begins with good data

    25 June 2019 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A volunteer health and conservation trainer gives a group talk to her community (Photo: Conservation Through Public Health)

    Can improving health reduce threats to nature conservation?

    IIED supported a project in Uganda that sought to understand the links between supporting community health and conserving Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and its mountain gorillas

    2 April 2019 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Front cover of a flyer

    IIED's pro-poor gorilla tourism project shortlisted for major award

    An initiative promoting local economic development near Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has been shortlisted for the World Responsible Tourism Awards

    29 October 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • A map shows new walking trails at the edge of the park that have been developed to encourage tourists to explore more of Bwindi and spend money on local products (Photo: Peter Nizette)

    If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise…

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a magnet for tourists wanting to see gorillas in the wild, but surrounding communities don't get much revenue from the tourist trade. Dilys Roe describes a project that is helping local people who live close to the edge of the forest to develop products and activities that will attract visitors – and much-needed income

    27 October 2017 | Blog | Forests
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to roughly 340 mountain gorillas, half of all gorillas left in the world. Tracking gorillas is the park's main tourist attraction (Photo: Ronald Woan, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Spinach soup, gorillas and cow dung baskets – what's the connection?

    Tourism generates crucial revenue that helps conserve mountain gorillas and other species in Uganda. We're working to share the financial benefits with local people too, and help them develop better tourism products and services

    22 May 2017 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Mitunu, a female of the Mubare gorilla group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is one of the few remaining critically endangered mountain gorillas left in the wild. CTPH programs promote health and conservation to save Mitunu and her family (Photo: Ryoma Otsuka)

    Are health investments paying off for endangered wildlife?

    An innovative project in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has helped the local community understand the links between health and conservation. The next step is to examine the project's impacts in more detail, and explore prospects for scaling up

    2 March 2017 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • A mountain gorilla

    Local economic development through gorilla tourism

    Gorilla-tracking tourist activities in Uganda's Bwindi national park generate critical revenue for conservation, but local benefits from tourism are limited and the illegal use of the park's resources continues. This project developed and tested new community-based tourism products and services to improve local skills and job opportunities, and the long-term prospects for the park

    25 May 2016 | Project | Biodiversity
  • The mountain gorilla is among the endangered species at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which was the focus of a a recent radio show series on conservation efforts (Photo: Dilys Roe/IIED)

    Broadcasting to Bwindi

    What happened when a project to get the message out on the need to balance conservation efforts with reducing poverty in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, took to the airwaves?

    28 July 2015 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A leopard in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park. Uganda is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and wildlife tourism is an important source of income (Photo: David Cook, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Uganda urged to use biodiversity for sustainable development

    A new Biodiversity Conservation Trust for Uganda will be launched in Kampala on the International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May)

    22 May 2015 | News | Biodiversity
  • Hippos are poached at Queen Elizabeth National Park for food, to generate income, and for cultural purposes such as to improve fertility (Photo: Tiziana Zoccheddu)

    Wildlife crime and poverty: what are the links?

    Is poverty a driver of wildlife crime? What impacts does wildlife crime have on poor people? And what impacts do responses to wildlife crime have on poor people? A new report looks for answers

    13 May 2015 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • The chairman of the Mpungu Authorised Resource User Group, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, who was involved in the development of the 'Multiple Use' programme (Photo: Mariel Harrison)

    Built on collaboration: how conservation research can benefit local people

    A collaborative research project into effective conservation in Uganda showed that building relationships with the authorities can be crucial, resulting in immediate action to tackle a problem, benefiting some of the poorest in the community

    27 March 2015 | Blog | Biodiversity
  •  'Imagine Bwindi', by Ugandan musician Richard Kawesa, is expected to reach thousands of people, from local communities living around Bwindi to policymakers (Photo: PCI Media Impact)

    'Imagine Bwindi' music video launched on World Wildlife Day

    A music video, 'Imagine Bwindi', celebrates the wildlife of Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and highlights the links between the park and local communities

    3 March 2015 | News | Biodiversity
  • The Enhancing Equity workshop in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park brought together government officials, local residents and conservationists (Photo: Alessandra Guiliani/IIED)

    Enhancing equity and fairness

    A workshop in Uganda finds that when it comes to implementing wildlife conservation, different groups have different perspectives on what is "fair" writes guest blogger Hellena Nambogwe.

    23 February 2015 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • From left, musicians Wesa Kawesa, Drake and Myko Ouma learn about issues in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Photo: Wesa Kawesa)

    Composing songs for conservation - our journey to Bwindi the Impenetrable

    A project in Uganda is using music and video to promote conservation and poverty alleviation, thanks to a creative partnership

    5 January 2015 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A focus group ranks in order motivations for unauthorised resource use as part of the R2P research, at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Photo: Mariel Harrison)

    Fairness can address the resentment that drives hunting in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Poverty is not the only reason people illegally hunt wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, according to the Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (U-PCLG), whose new research shows that resentment toward conservation projects is just as big a factor

    17 September 2014 | News | Biodiversity
  • A family guards their crops from wild animals on the boundary of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Photo: Mariel Harrison)

    Conservation works better with social justice

    Poverty threatens wildlife conservation despite widespread efforts to integrate conservation and development so that local communities benefit. So what's going wrong? Our research suggests it's social justice that's missing.

    20 August 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Mpugu Parish borders Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (top right). Photo: Andrew Kirkby

    Maps reveal what motivates people to take resources from flagship national park

    A project that maps people's unauthorised use of resources in a national park provides important insights into the links between poverty and conservation.

    9 October 2013 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Tracking Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Photo: YouTuT

    Uganda: conserving Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and reducing local poverty

    Despite interventions aimed at improving the livelihoods of communities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda, the illegal use of the park's resources continued. This IIED project aimed to better understand who is carrying out the unauthorised use of resources and why, so that interventions can be more effective in the future

    15 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.

    Uganda: Can a gorilla park deliver more benefits to local people?

    A project aims to help poorer members of the community receive more benefits from a national gorilla park in Uganda through research and by advocating for change with national and local authorities.

    26 July 2013 | Blog | Biodiversity
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