WWF report-Rekindling hope for nature and people

 

 

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WWF Rapport Annuel 2018.pdf

 

 

We are at the threshold of a new era and may be one of the unique opportunities to make bold commitments and envisage critical actions to protect our planet from an impending disaster.

 

 

The menace could not be more graphic. In October 2018, WWF published the 10th edition of its bi-annual Living Planet Report, indicating that biodiversity has declined by over 60% in the last 40 years. The report attributes this decline mostly to human, rather than natural causes. For the first time in history, human beings have had such a powerful impact on the planet. In our incessant quest for more land for logging, mining, big infrastructure, agriculture, we have overexploited nature and its re- sources to meet ever-increasing human consumption.

 

 

In times like this, we need bold and credible actions to restore nature to the levels that enable both people and nature to thrive. It is from this premise that WWF in 2018 pursued its actions aimed at contributing to re- duce biodiversity loss, combating climate change and ensuring that people participate and benefit from protection of the environment in Cameroon.

 

 

Wildlife law enforcement

We worked with different government ministries, civil society and partners to improve policy frameworks aimed at protecting wildlife and improving the livelihood of people. WWF supported Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) to develop new guidelines for conducting wildlife surveys in the country. These guidelines will contribute enormously to improving knowledge of the status of  large and medium sized mammal populations, necessary to have a base for threats monitoring and for the assessment of the success of conservation and sustainable development programs.

 

 

In a bid to fight poaching, WWF is building the capacities of local communities around the Tri-National Dja-Odzala-Minkebe (TRI- DOM) and Sangha Tri-National (TNS) landscapes so they can appear as civil claimants against poachers in court. Through this approach, local people could claim damages for prejudices suffered from poaching.

 

Working for people

 

WWF has a social policy for conservation (SD4C), which highlights gender, indigenous people (IP), poverty and conservation and human rights related issues. This SD4C policy is strongly being implemented at all levels of CCPO interventions. We worked hand in gloves with RACOPY, a network of indigenous peoples NGOs to secure and promote the rights of this marginalized group. Through concerted efforts, Baka and the MINFOF have finally validated a draft convention that, once signed, will give them more access to some protected areas in eastern Cameroon.

 

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