The biodiversity of the Albertine Rift
Complementarity and the use of indicator groups for reserve selection in Uganda
A major obstacle to conserving tropical biodiversity is the lack of information as to where efforts should be concentrated. One potential solution is to focus on readily assessed indicator groups,…
A New Genus of African Monkey, Rungwecebus: Morphology, Ecology, and Molecular Phylogenetics
Detailed molecular phylogenetic analyses of this specimen demonstrate that the genus Lophocebus is diphyletic, and provide a description of a new genus of African monkey and of the only preserved specimen of this primate.
The Highland Mangabey Lophocebus kipunji: A New Species of African Monkey
This work places this monkey in Lophocebus, because it possesses noncontrasting black eyelids and is arboreal, and places it in L. kipunji, a new species of mangabey found at two sites 370 kilometers apart in southern Tanzania.
Protected Area Planning in the Tropics: Uganda's National System of Forest Nature Reserves
Abstract: Uganda is one of the most biologically diverse countries in Africa, with much of its biodiversity represented in a system of 10 national parks, 10 wildlife reserves, and 710 forest…
An escalating trade in orchid tubers across Tanzania's Southern Highlands: assessment, dynamics and conservation implications
Kinaka or Chikanda has been eaten by people in parts of Zambia, northern Malawi and south-western Tanzania for hundreds of years. Prepared from the boiled root tubers of terrestrial orchids, and…
The Critically Endangered kipunji Rungwecebus kipunji of southern Tanzania: first census and conservation status assessment
Abstract We present the first assessments of the population, distribution and conservation status of the recently described kipunji Rungwecebus kipunji in forests in the Southern Highlands and…
Protected Areas in Tropical Africa: Assessing Threats and Conservation Activities
It is found that the long-term presence of conservation activities (such as law enforcement, research and tourism) was associated with lower threat impact levels and management effectiveness of several PAs across tropical Africa, and it is concluded that PA management should invest more into conservation activities with long- term duration.
Realities of documenting wildlife corridors in tropical countries
Persistence and stability of Eastern Afromontane forests: evidence from brevicipitid frogs
The degree of persistence of forest habitats appears to be a contributing factor to the varying levels of diversity across the EABR in brevicipitids (and other organisms).