Category Archives: Environment and sustainable Development

Plastics Dilemma in Cameroon Four Years After Ban; Prospects & Challenges

There seem to have been a cold war between agents of the Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED) and dealers in plastics below 61 microns ever since April 24, 2014 when the Cameroon Government placed a … Continue reading

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Uncovering Sources of Stolen Cameroon Woods for International Markets

A Greenpeace Africa investigation published recently, has uncovered “a trail of stolen timber” en route to Cameroon’s main timber exporting company, Compagnie de Commerce et de Transport (CCT), for onward evacuation to the international markets. According to a press release … Continue reading

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Chiefs, Conservator Conflict Over Kilum Ijim Plant Life Sanctuary Fee Collection

A silent conflict is raging between traditional authorities of adjacent communities and the Conservator of the Kilum-Ijum Plant Life Sanctuary over the collection of entry fee. The Kilum-Ijum Plant Life Sanctuary is a 1000 hectare protected area created by the … Continue reading

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Abongphen Forest in Real Big Trouble; May Disappear in Five Years!

Often referred to as the Tubah Upland forest, the   hitherto circa 4000 acre forest hosting some of the last remnants of the most endangered chimpanzee subspecies, the Nigeria Cameroon Chimpanzee, and serving as the only source of drinking water to … Continue reading

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Gov’t Should Take Advice from Professionals-Prof, Chuyong.

“I think it is high time the government takes advice from professionals because if I propose to the government that look at this aspect which is not being covered, will it be taken on board?” Prof. Chuyong George, the Head … Continue reading

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MINFOF Delegate, Conservator Cry Fowl over Wildlife Exploitation at Cameroon-Nigeria Border

The problem of illegal wildlife trafficking along the Cameroon-Nigeria border ranging from Akwaya and  Gayama in the extreme west of the Kimbi-Fungom National Park through Furu Awa right down to the Dumbu Ranch, seems perennial. Forestry and wildlife officials in … Continue reading

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Kimbi Fungom National Park, Prospective Category 1 Protected Area

After evolving from Fungom Native Authority Forest Reserve in 1932 and Kimbi River Game Reserve in 1964, this biodiversity hotspot, which was last February 2015 christened the Kimbi-Fungom National Park is en route to becoming a Category 1 protected area. … Continue reading

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