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Albertine Rift Program (Wildlife Conservation Society)

About this Project, Network or Partner
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been active in the Albertine Rift since 1959 when George Shaller made his pioneering studies of the mountain gorilla. In 2000 WCS established the Albertine Rift Conservation Program which works throughout the region to support the protected area authorities in all five countries in the Albertine Rift, the only conservation NGO to be active at all sites.  Related to phenology, we have established a monitoring program that will monitor changes in climate, changes in vegetation and also movements of certain species in response to global climate change. 
Geographic coverage: 
Africa's Western Rift Valley
Taxonomic groups: 
Flowering Plants
Contact Name: 
Andrew Plumptre
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