Irene D. Pritzker Foundation African Training Program

The IDP Foundation has funded an African program at The Field Museum to enhance its African training and research programs in scientific capacity building efforts. Follow the link above to learn more about the training efforts and those who have benefited from them.

Wildlife Conservation Society Albertine Rift Programme

One of the world’s leading conservation organizations, the WCS has an extremely active conservation program in the Albertine Rift. They also maintain an excellent website with loads of great information about the region.

Le Centre de Recherche en Sciences Naturelles (CRSN), Lwiro, D.R. Congo

A critical research station in the eastern DRC. See also our Collaborations page.

Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

A leading African University with which the Field Museum has had long and successful collaborations.

Royal Museum of Central Africa, Brussels, Belgium

Because of Belgium’s colonial history in the region, this museum contains one of the best collections of Albertine Rift birds, including many type specimens.

Birdlife International Albertine Rift Endemic Bird Area factsheet

A description of the conservation status of birds endemic to the Albertine Rift, with links to the individual pages for each species.

Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment

The Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) initiative aimed at promoting sustainable natural resource management in the Congo Basin.

American Museum Congo Expedition 1909-1015

Site summarizing the 1909-1915 Lang-Chapin American Museum of Natural History Expeditions in Democratic Republic of Congo. Lots of maps and data, both historical and contemporary.

Gorongosa National Park

A site full of information on Gorongosa National Park in Central Mozambique.

Only in Africa: Hamerkop is the only member of the family Scopidae and is only found in Africa, where it can be seen in a variety of wet habitats, including marshes, rice paddies, and river edges. This one was at the Entebbe Botanical Gardens in Uganda, May 2012. Photo © Josh Engel / The Field Museum.