About Budongo

Welcome to the Budongo Conservation Field Station's website where you will find a wealth of information about the conservation activities and research opportunities at BCFS (formerly Budongo Forest Project).

  • About Budongo

    Since its inception in 1990, BCFS has blended research and conservation to ensure sustainable management and utilisation of the Budongo Forest Reserve as a model for tropical rain forest management.

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  • History of Budongo

    The BCFS was founded by Professor Vernon Reynolds in 1990. At that time it was called the Budongo Forest Project. Prof. Reynolds had first studied chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest in 1962 and written a book about the forest and its chimpanzees (Reynolds 1965).

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  • Where is Budongo

    The Budongo Forest is a moist, semi-deciduous tropical rain forest located at the top of the Albertine Rift, situated between 1° 37 N - 2° 03 N and 31° 22 - 31° 46 E. It is classified as a Central Forest Reserve and comprises 435 km² of continuous forest cover, which is large by Ugandan standards.

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  • Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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  • Documents and guidelines

    A variety of guidelines, documents and resources available from this website to help you plan and make the most of your trip to BCFS.

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  • Books

    Learn more about books which cover the history of the Budongo Conservation Field Station and the dynamics of the Budongo Forest.

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History Of Budongo

The BCFS was founded by Dr Vernon Reynolds in 1990. At that time it was called the Budongo Forest Project.

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Where is Budongo

The Budongo Forest is a moist, semi-deciduous tropical rain forest located at the top of the Albertine Rift in Uganda.

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