Mbarara University Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation Departments And Courses
Mbarara University Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation; The Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation dates as far back as 1983 with an ecological survey of Bwindi by Dr. Thomas M. Butynski, funded by the New York Zoological Society (now Wildlife Conservation Society). Butynski’s findings sparked the interest of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) to promote the conservation of Mountain gorillas from their habitat in SW Uganda.
In 1986, the Impenetrable Forest Conservation Project (IFCP) begun, with support from WWF. The project’s mission was to protect last remaining Afro-montane forests of south-west Uganda; Bwindi, Mgahinga and Echuya.