The Budongo Conservation Field Station is a nexus of research and conservation whose vision is to ensure sustainable management and utilization of the Budongo Forest Reserve as a model for tropical rainforest management. Budongo is habitat to thousands of tropical plants and animals including chimpanzees. To the local and distant communities, the forest is a source of timber and non-timber forest products.
Conservation & Research
Budongo offers conservationists a unique platform to assess the impacts of utilization and management interventions on forest biodiversity because it is one among a few tropical forests whose management history has been documented over the past century. Also the permanent sample plots (PSP), established in the 1930s within Budongo, are probably the oldest tropical rainforest PSPs in the world that offer a unique opportunity to our understanding of the dynamics of tropical forests.Read More >
Meet the Team
Meet the team at Budongo Conservation Field Station! BCFS employs a number of staff that are exceptionally passionate, focused and committed to conservation and research to ensure sustainable natural resource management. The staff are an interesting blend of field scientists and individuals with a combination of knowledge in tropical forest ecology, animal behaviour, conservation and wildlife veterinary medicine among other skills.Read More >
Publications & Reports
Please find below a list of BCFS reports and publications.Read More >
The work of BCFS depends on funding from outside sources. We are fortunate to receive generous and regular funding from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) for our core operations of running the field station, in addition to many other support organizations.
Forest management in the Budongo Forest
An analysis of forest management in the Budongo Forest and its effect on local wildlife. This article is based on research by Dr. A Plumptre.Read More >
Reducing the threat of snares in the Budongo Forest
Jul 08, 2016
Using forest research to inform chimpanzee conservation in Budongo
May 26, 2016
Providing alternative livelihoods to forest dependent communities
Apr 15, 2016
Keeping busy in the Budongo Forest
Mar 24, 2016
New BCFS Website!
Oct 14, 2015