Un atelier d'élaboration des lignes directrices des directives pour l'élaboration et la mise en œuvre des plans d'aménagement des aires protégées marines et autres mesures de conservation efficaces par zone marine au Cameroun s'est tenu recemment a Nkolafamba, dans le banlieu de Yaounde.
L’une des recommandations prises à la fin de l’atelier vise à étendre le champ d'intervention du projet « Supporting effective management and community surveillance in the Douala-Edea Marine Protected Area, and advocacy campaigns to end destructive industrial fishing in Cameroon (in Marine Protected Areas, territorial seas and beyond) » déployer par CWCS dans le Parc National de DoualaEdéa, à d'autres écosystèmes marins, notamment au Parc National Marin Manyangue na Elombo Campo et au projet de création du Parc National de Ndongore.
The Cameroon Mangrove Conservation Network (RCM) has come out strongly against Illegal and unregulated fishing, and destruction of the mangroves ecosystem during its seventh round table meeting held in Kribi, in the South of Cameroon in December 2022.
A project to combat illegal, destructive over-fishing in the waters of Douala-Edea Terrestrial and Marine National Park, has been launched in Mouanko in the Sanaga Maritime Division, Littoral Region of Cameroon. The project was launched on December 13, 2022, by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF), in collaboration with Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS) and the Cameroon Mangroves Network.
The year 2022 marked a watershed for the Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS). As world leaders, stakeholders and activists for the protection of nature concerted and raised their voices to find sustainable solutions to climate change and a deal to reverse global biodiversity loss, CWCS made vital contributions in the crusade to keep the planet safe. Imbued with invaluable field experience, we stepped into the sea through the launch of the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) and Industrial Fishing Project in Cameroon.
A Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS) team has organised a series of consultations meetings and public dialogue with indigenous people, traditional rulers and local communities living around the Tchabal Mbabo Reserve as part of efforts to create a National Park.
Created in 2018, the Douala Edea national park covers 262,935 ha with 300,000 ha of surrounding multiple use zones comprising community forest areas, farmlands and agro-industries. The national park is the first marine-terrestrial protected area in Cameroon. Its rich biodiversity includes forest elephants, primates (chimpanzees, black Colubus), forest antelopes, West African manatees, sea turtles etc.
Now confirmed, at least 100 central chimpanzees still live in the Douala Edea National Park, Littoral Region of Cameroon. A dry season survey conducted by a research team of Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS) in March 2022 confirmed the presence of a small number of this endangered flagship species in the national park and surrounding multiple use zones.
The Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS) actively participated in the first African Protected Areas Congress (APAC) held in Kigali Rwanda from 18-25 July 2022.
Located in the littoral province, the Douala-Edea wildlife Reserve is one of the largest and biologically rich nature reserves in Cameroon covering more than 160 000 ha created by the French colonial administration in 1932.