Using Community-Based Approach to Promote ABS Compliance with Echinops and Mondia Value Chains

[one_third][/one_third]Genetic resources provide substantial opportunities for uses, scientific research and for the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical, agricultural, horticultural, herbal, industrial and other products. These opportunities should benefit both the custodians and exploiters of the resources. However, actual and claimed cases of bio-piracy have been made on genetic resources. This has raised doubts on what … Read more

Enrichment planting of Zebra wood and other highly valued red List plants in fragile Community Forests at the Mt. Cameroon Region

[one_third][/one_third]The Mount Cameroon Region is a biodiversity hotspot with the most diverse ecosystem in Cameroon. It is the 10th most conservable places in the world (IUCN 1994). The area harbors the last near isolated and threatened population of trees in the Southwest region of Cameroon. The activities of the surrounding villages affect (directly or indirectly) … Read more

Urgent Action Needed to Save GRG in Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

[one_third][/one_third] 20 to30 of 300 of one of Africa’s most endangered ape, the Cross River Gorilla, found in THWS may become extinct in the next 10 years due to anthropogenic activities like indiscriminate hunting, habitat encroachment & fragmentation Several conservations efforts implemented over the years Conservation efforts to reverse this plight has often taken a … Read more

Echinops giganteus Project Begins To Pay Off

[one_third][/one_third]The Echinops giganteus Project which kicked off through a grant award from the UNDP/GEF Small Grant Project in December 2014 has started showing signs of sustainability in the Magha-Bamumbu community of Lebialem Division. By Kenmene Lea Alida The project, which aims at ensuring sustainable management of biodiversity of Mount Bamboutos through the promotion of fair … Read more

Over 7500 NTFP Seedlings Distributed In Folepi

[one_third][/one_third]Hunters, trappers and farmers in Folepi, Wabane Sub-division, Lebialem Division have received over 7,500 seedlings of non-forest and timbre products (NTFPs) such as eru, bitter cola, njijap, orange, bush mango, black and bush pepper. The beneficiaries promised not to abandon the seedlings after transplanting and to equally monitor and nurture them to maturity. By Ntungwa … Read more

The Retired Policeman and Natural Fertilizer

[one_third][/one_third]Atunga Victor was trained as a policeman. After retiring from active service, he enlisted with Trees for the Future in 2011 thereby integrating himself into agriculture agro-forestry in order to continue supporting his family. By Payong Marquise Atunga is the president of a group called the Hope Rising located in Owe, Muyuka Sub-division, Southwest Region. … Read more

Restoring Mile 16 Water Catchment With Agro-forestry Trees

[one_third][/one_third]By Njumbe Peter Salle During our lifetime, we have seen many water sources destroyed and polluted, and as the human population increases there arises the need to improve on the quality and quantity of water supply. It is for this reason that Trees for the Future, SODEVIN, MINEPDEP and the traditional rulers of Mile 16 … Read more

Lewoh To Host Second ABS Project

[one_third][/one_third]The community of Lewoh in Lebialem Division, Southwest Region, has agreed to host the second Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) Process in Cameroon through the valorisation of one of their biological resources known scientifically as Mondia whithei and traditionally as “letieh” By Sheron Endah Roots from the Mondia whitei plant, which is locally used as a … Read more