RFI-Biodiversity in Cameroon: citizens take over from the State
In Cameroon, the State is unable to enforce respect for biodiversity. "Lack of strategies", "poor capacity of policy makers". This scathing observation is an excerpt from the national action plan developed by the Ministry of the Environment itself. Faced with this situation, citizens are taking action. Profiles of three civil society actors fighting to preserve the environment ... By Alexis Huguet
"Oh my God! We have never seen them like this before! "Aristide Kamla, a young Cameroonian researcher specializing in marine biology, is elated. Four pairs of nostrils have just emerged from the muddy water of Lake Ossa. For seven years, this passionate young man has been tracking down the African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) in this wildlife reserve of the Littoral region, located south-west of Cameroon. In 2012, he decided to start his own company, Ammco (African Marine Mammal Conservation Organization).
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