The pilot is led by the University of Sherbrooke in partnership with the Foundation for the Environment and Development in Cameroon (FEDEC) and the Tropical Forest and Rural Development Association. It is financed by the Innovation and Transformation Fund (FIT) and aims to set up an integrated management system and transformation of value chains by empowering local actors.
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Campo ma’an National Park (PNCM) is one of the major protected areas in Cameroon. It covers an area of 264 000 ha and has rich biodiversity. Its rich and varied fauna consists of key species such as the elephant, gorilla, chimpanzee, dwarf crocodile, Goliath frog, mandrill and Panther. Campo ma’an National Park was launched in 2019 with a project entitled “Conquering Old Fallow Land.”
The Sangha Tri-National is a cross-border Forest Complex shared between Cameroon, Congo and the Central African Republic (CAR). This World Heritage site is very famous for its floristic and faunal potential, but also for the “forest people” (commonly called Baka, BaAka, Mbenzele, etc.), the indigenous people who live there. Since its inception, the Sangha Tri-National Foundation (FTNS) has championed several initiatives to ensure their well-being and development.
The Mbam Djerem National Park (PNMD), which covers an area of 416,512 hectares, is rich in biodiversity with the presence of protected species such as the elephant, the guereza colobe and the chimpanzee. The foundation for Environment and development in Cameroon (FEDEC) has been supporting biodiversity conservation activities in this protected area since 2003.
“The project for the development of the capacities of local populations in the production of clay baked bricks in the Lobéké National Park in Mambélé” was officially launched on March 3, 2020. This initiative implemented by the Lobéké National Park (PNL) with the technical and financial support of FTNS will enable the local populations of the villages located around the park to be trained in the production of clay bricks.
The Foundation for Environment and Development in Cameroon (FEDEC) is a trust fund under Dutch law set up in 2001, as part of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline project. Its mission is to provide long-term financial support to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development activities of local communities in Cameroon.