FTNS Annual Report 2017
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From January 1st to December 31st 2017, the report may take a long time to develop, so varying and numerous are the actions! What then is worth remembering among the multitude of projects implemented in the transboundary TNS complex? FTNS can legitimately be proud of the battles fought through these projects, alone or in collaboration with other actors of the civil society.
She believes that she has contributed to the conservation of forest biodiversity in Cameroon, in the Central African Republic and in the Republic Congo, trying to improve on the fate of elephants and great apes among the very rich Sangha Tri-National wildlife facing threats by human actions. We will keep in mind the important mobilization made for the conservation and sustainable management of forest ecosystems in the Congo Basin, the fight against poaching and the indiscriminate exploitation of timber resources, but also the considerable efforts of the international community in favor of of FTNS, in particular those of the German cooperation which, through the KFW, put at the disposal of our trust fund an endowment of 30 million euros at the end of the year 2017 of which 25 million as additional contribution to FTNS’ capital and 5 million for the direct financing of the field activities of TNS’ CAR and Congo segments.
However, FTNS is also aware that more than 50% of large mammals have disappeared in the TNS within 20 years, that the current fate of elephants is critical, that the forest complex UNESCO heritage of about 4.4 million hectares, is threatened, that the populations of elephants and great apes are the subject of intense poaching, that the indigenous peoples of the TNS express an enormous need of our support for their development, in short, there is still a lot for us to accomplish.
We remain mobilized, to the rescue of the natural environments and the species which populate
them, with the public authorities, so that the ecological transition of which one speaks so much, is not a vain fantasy; to companies so that their supplies, their production processes are more respectful of nature; with the people who live in and around these protected areas so that we always show our refusal of the destruction of our planet.
That is why FTNS remains hopeful, because the future it wants to create with other stakeholders, is not that of fear and renunciation but that of responsibility and harmony with nature, innovation and resource mobilization. If the challenges to be met are immense and may cause concern, there is also room to look at the progress that is being made. The ecological transformation of our societies is an opportunity, a chance to deploy new talents, to develop new activities compatible with a more rational use of forest lands. Taking care of nature also means caring for human beings and thus offering a more desirable future. This activity report once again fills me with a sense of urgency in trying to save what can still be, but it also gives me hope to see the changes to come and live the happiness of building together.
Lets move forward!
Mr. Samuel MAKON
FTNS Board of Director’s Chairperson
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