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Warthogs at Queen Elizabeth National Park. Photo by Jocelyn Saurini
Used under a CCBY2 licence
Mountain Gorillas: biology, conservation, and coexistence by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. QL737.P96 E35 2008
Publication Date: 2009
"Mountain Gorillas takes you deep into the montane rain forests of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to reveal the complex story of the mountain gorillas of the Virunga Volcanos and Bwindi." From the publisher
High Altitude Primates by
Publication Date: 2013
This volume compiles research on how high altitude affects the behavior, ecology, evolution and conservation status of primates, especially in comparison to lowland populations.
Conservation in the 21st Century by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. QL737.P96 C66 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Reading this book will help you to learn more about conserving wild populations of gorillas throughout Africa as it looks at a variety of approaches, including the increased role for zoos.
Primates in Perspective by
Call Number: University Museum Library. QL737.P9 P679 2011
Publication Date: 2010
The most comprehensive and current text on primates by the leading researchers in the field. Written for the aspiring primatologist.
Primate Ethnographies by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. QL737.P9 P672456 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Primate Ethnographies, is a collection of first-person accounts of immersive field studies of primates, people, and institutions.
Gorillas in the Rift: Uganda
Photo by Cristoffer Crussel used under a CCBY2 license
Selected and annotated by Rebecca Stuhr, Director for Liaison Services
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Culture and Customs of Uganda by
Call Number: University Museum Library. DT433.24 .O85 2006
Publication Date: 2006
An overview of the current state of Ugandan society.
Uganda Wildlife Authority -- Government of Uganda
Link to the UWA's page on Queen Elizabeth National Park and information on gorilla tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Search "Uganda Wildlife Authority" Gorillas to find out more about gorilla tracking and conditions for the gorilla population in Uganda National Parks.
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Threatened Landscapes: Conserving Cultural Environments by
Publication Date: 2001
Cultural landscapes range from european farms and forest lands to deserts and savannas of the Middle East and Africa. Unique characteristics have survived human intervention, but others are being lost to development and climate change. This book documents the changes through detailed case studies of threatened landscapes and considers the possibilities for preservation and sustainability.
Queen Elizabeth Leapard Photo by Venture Uganda Travel used under a CCBY2 license
When the Last Lion Roars: The Rise and Fall of the King of Beasts by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. QL737.C23 E89 2018
Publication Date: 2018
"With numbers down to just 20,000, many experts believe, that without effective conservationplans in place, Africa's remaining lions will be wiped out by the mid half of this century. Sara Evans considers the cultural significance of the Lion over thousands of years as well as its historic rise and fall as a global species." The Publisher.
Wildlife and Diversity
Tree Climbing Lion Photograph by Hjalmar Gislason
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Among Chimpanzees: field notes from the Race to Save our Endangered Relatives by
Call Number: Biomedical Library QL737.P96 M47 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Human activity has encroached on natural habitats throughout equatorial Africa, endangering chimpanzees, gorillas, and bonobos. In an effort to understand what an approach to saving the great apes, Merrick talks with primatologists and conservationists who are working to protect the forests and ecosystems that support the great apes.
African World Heritage by
Publication Date: 2012
The World Heritage Convention provides an international platform for safeguarding cultural and natural heritage, and a showcase for the diversity of African heritage. This work investigates the rich geographic, ecological, and wildlife diversity of the African continent.
The Elephant Dance by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. PR9381.9.K8 E547 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Winner of the Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 Adult category, this novel explores the impact of poaching on wildlife and human communities.
Elephants at Queen Elizabeth National Park. Photo by sarahemcc. Used under a CCBY2 license.
Abyssinian Chronicles by
Call Number: Van Pelt (Libra) PT5881.19.S24 A2413 2000
Publication Date: 2001
"Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Moses Isegawa's Abyssinian Chronicles tells a riveting story of twentieth-century Africa that is passionate in vision and breathtaking in scope. At the center of this unforgettable tale is Mugezi, a young man who manages to make it through the hellish reign of Idi Amin and experiences firsthand the most crushing aspects of Ugandan society: he withstands his distant father's oppression and his mother's cruelty in the name of Catholic zeal, endures the ravages of war, rape, poverty, and AIDS, and yet he is able to keep a hopeful and even occasionally amusing outlook on life. Mugezi's hard-won observations form a cri de coeur for a people shaped by untold losses." From the Publisher