WWF in Cameroon: Our solutions

Bertin Tchikangwa, WWF Project Leader in Campo Maan, meeting with Bagyeli pygmies in their village. ... rel=
Bertin Tchikangwa, WWF Project Leader in Campo Maan, meeting with Bagyeli pygmies in their village. Nkongo, buffer zone of Campo-Maan National Park, Cameroon 2004.
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Carving a path towards sustainability in Cameroon

WWF was off to a hot start in Cameroon, when in 1989, we kicked off the Korup project, leading to the creation of the first forest national park in the country.
Since then, the Cameroon Country Programme Office has witnessed a tremendous growth, from 4 staff in 1990 to more than 120 in this millennium.

Jengi South East Programme

In the forests of south-east Cameroon WWF is involved in the establishment of 3 large protected areas. The WWF Jengi Project aims to  put in place a framework that will allow for effective management of the 3 forest parks and will identity other forest sites for potential protection.

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Coastal Forests Programme

The Coastal Forest Programme includes 3 provinces of Cameroon - the South West, Littoral and South Provinces. This is an ecologically rich region, containing important "hot spots" of unusual biodiversity.

The programme seeks to promote the conservation of important biodiversity resources in the Coastal Forests of Cameroon through the identification and management of key sites, ecosystems and species, with the participation of the Government of Cameroon, NGOs and local communities.

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A peculiar feature of the the Cameroonian highlands forest is that it is almost always covered in clouds.
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Kudu/Zombo Campo Ma'an Programme

Rachel's malimbe (Malimbus racheliae) and the grey-necked rockfowl (Picathartes oreas) are just 2 of the species threatened by extinction in the Campo Ma’an area, along with marine turtles, forest elephants and mandrills.

Here in South Cameroon, WWF is working to strengthen the capacity of government agents to manage and protect the National Park.

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The spectacular Memve'ele waterfalls bordering the Campo Ma'an National Park, Cameroon.
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Northern Sudanian Savanna Programme

Telephone networks can actually do more than allow people to talk. WWF works with MTN, a telephone network in Cameroon, to plant trees in an effort to stop the relentless advance of the desert. The objective is 90,000 new trees, planted with local stakeholders.

The effort is part of a wider programme to conserve the network of protected areas in the northern Sudanian savanna (Faro, Bénoué and Bouba Ndjida Savanna Belt) of Cameroon. WWF is also giving significant technical and material support to the management of the Mengame Gorilla Sanctuary.

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