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Conservation

THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION

Goals

The Department seeks to safeguard globally threatened species through protected areas and corridor management

Programs

BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BIOMONITORING

This programme seeks to save the last globally threatened species of biodiversity through research and biomonitoring in their range habitats. Key species of interest include but not limited to gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, drills, amphibians and birds across Cameroon.

Projects

  • Cameroon Amphibians Conservation Initiative
  • Northwest Cameroon Chimpanzee Research Project
  • Deng Deng National Park-Dja Reserve Gorilla Project
  • Marine and Inland Water Research Project
  • Cameroon Mountains Biodiversity Conservation Initiative

PROTECTED AREAS DEVELOPMENT

It  seeks to support the efforts of the Government of Cameroon to create and manage a system of protected areas across key biodiversity areas of Cameroon. In order to ensure genetic connectivity between protected areas, the Conservation Corridors Initiative has also been put in place

Projects

  • Lebialem Highlands protected area management project
  • Muanenguba-Nlonako mountains protected areas management project
  • Bamenda Highlands protected areas management project
  • Deng Deng-Dja protected areas management project
  • Tchabal Mbabo protected area management project

EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

This programme seeks to reduce anthropogenic threats, increase biodiversity population and promote environmental sustainability through mobilisation, education and  training.

Projects

  • Students rainforest expedition project
  • River systems restoration project
  • Behavioural change for biodiversity conservation project
  • School infrastructure development project
  • School forestry project