Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo


Name of scheme


Ranger Based Monitoring (RBM) Scheme

Biome (terrestrial; freshwater; marine)



What is monitored


Human resource use and wildlife

Who compiles data


Government rangers

Number of community members involved



Spatial scale. Size of area monitored


78,600 ha divided on three areas (2003)

Methods used


Methods include, e.g., patrol records

Year of initiation



Funded by


Funded by Wildlife Conservation Society, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, CARE-International and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, German Cooperation (GTZ) and Uganda Wildlife Authority


Documents or publications available


Kalpers et al 2003, Plumptre et al 2004, Rainer et al 2003, Gray and Kalpers 2005

Organizers and contact details


IGCP (International Gorilla Conservation Programme) working with the protected area authorities in the three countries (Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Office Rwandais du Tourisme et des Parcs Nationaux (ORTPN), and Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN))

Maryke Gray. E-mail:

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