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Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT) was established in 1994 to conserve Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks (MGNP & BINP), two critical forest habitants which provide a home to half of the world's remaining population of mountain gorillas in South Western Uganda. To view the Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust working area, click here.
BMCT was the first Conservation Trust Fund in Africa established by Global Environment Facility (GEF) after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.
When the two protected areas were gazetted in 1992, there were quite a number of illegal activities threatening the integrity of the two protected areas (PA). Also there was community resentment of the protected areas.