The mission of the Budongo Conservation Field Station (BCFS) is to conserve the wildlife of the Budongo Forest, Western Uganda, and to protect the forest itself. The objectives are to keep up a constant record of the demography of the chimpanzees, keep up a supply of students to study their behaviour and ecology, liaise with local communities to gain their trust and educate them in conservation ideas, and supply veterinary facilities to all chimpanzee field stations in Uganda. BCFS was established in 1990. It covers the Budongo Forest Reserve, located in Masindi District, Western Uganda, which is a Central Forest Reserve falling under the National Forest Authority. We also work in the area surrounding the forest up to approx. 10 km, where a number of communities live. Target species include the Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii, the blue monkey Cercopithecus mitis, the redtail monkey Cercopithecus ascanius, and the black and white colobus monkey Colobus guereza. In addition we undertake research on rodents, ungulates, amphibians and birds of the Budongo Forest.
Project 12254904 location - Uganda, Africa