The government of Cameroon reached an agreement with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to protect people living in forests. The initiative is part of a vast project entitled "Integrated Management of Cameroon's Forest Landscapes in the Congo Basin," which seeks to strengthen the integrated management of Cameroon’s globally important forest landscapes in the Congo Basin to secure its biological integrity and increase economic opportunities and livelihoods for forest-dependent people.
The Cameroonian Minister of Environment, Nature Protection, and Sustainable Development, Pierre Hélé, said the country will benefit from an estimated CFA6.17 billion for the project, which is expected to last six years. This grant comes from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
The project targets three forest areas in the south of the country. These are Campo Ma'an-Rio Campo (769,446 ha), Dja-Odzala-Minkebe Trinational (4,949,174 ha), and Sangha Trinational (1,490,552 ha).
Michel Ange Nga