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Benson the Guide

Who is Benson, the Shelley’s Crimsonwing spotter?

Who is Benson, the Shelley’s Crimsonwing spotter?

Benson the Guide

14 Nov 2010 Telephone interview with Benson Bamutura, who is waiting in his home village for the RFCG project on Shelley’s Crimsonwing http://rarefinch.wordpress.com/find-shelley/ to continue. Miriam: “How did you get so interested in birds?” Benson: “From when I was a young boy I remember always hearing the bird calls around our compound and I would

Mishaya Consolidates His Position as Dominant Silverback in Break-Away Group

Mishaya Consolidates His Position as Dominant Silverback in Break-Away Group

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Mishaya is living a contended man having engineered a successful but bloody secession from his Nshongi brother in mid July 2010. He is very pompous and always casts a cautious look around just in case of need for engaging the enemy. Since his break, he has not been at peace as he often fights off

Bwindi Natural Forest

Quest to Solve the Mysteries of Bwindi Forest’s Giant Cows

Quest to Solve the Mysteries of Bwindi Forest’s Giant Cows

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My name is Fredrick Ssali I am a Masters’ student at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. ITFC has given me practical, financial and academic support in my studies in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. I’d like to tell you a little about my work. Cows are the largest domestic animals in areas around Bwindi and

Gorilla Trekking

The Rules and Reality of Mountain Gorilla Tracking

The Rules and Reality of Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Gorilla Trekking

The tracking of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) generates enough revenue to cover park management costs and contribute to the national budget of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (Archabald & Naughton-Treves 2001). As a result, tourism is generally considered a crucial component of gorilla conservation strategy (Weber 1993; McNeilage 1996). There are however several concerns about

Impacts of Habituation for Ecotourism on the Gorillas of Nkuringo

Impacts of Habituation for Ecotourism on the Gorillas of Nkuringo

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The gorillas of Bwindi have been habituated for ecotourism in the region of Buhoma since April of 1993. The original Mubare group is still intact and continues to be visited daily by tourists. Another original group, Katendegyere, disappeared from the area and was later replaced by the large Habinyanja group, which has since fissioned (one