robust patrolling of the park and its periphery to stop poaching and ensure respect for park boundaries; ensure prosecution of poachers.
large extractive industries and infrastructure projects planned for the landscape take measures to avoid negative impacts on ecosystems and contribute to conservation.
livelihoods through community-based natural resource management and other alternatives for income generation – this will reduce pressure from the growing human population on natural resources, particularly target species (elephants, great apes, marine turtles) and their habitats.
indigenous people benefit from legal access to natural resources within the park.
logging companies in sustainable forest management.
- We have carried out multiple biodiversity inventories and put in place a system for monitoring target species.
- A formal co-management agreement has been signed with the indigenous Bagyeli people, with a focus on enhancing Bagyeli participation in park management. 15 Bagyeli have since been employed as guides and trackers for great apes conservation.
- A strengthened team of park guards carries out effective patrols to halt poaching and encroachment. Patrols have tripled in since 2010.
- We have enabled the park to obtain important conservation contributions from local industrial developments (HEVECAM, Memve’ele dam).
- We have strengthened the ecotourism potential by supporting eco-lodges and a gorilla habituation programme.
- We are helping to protect the park’s buffer zone through community development initiatives, micro-credit to farmer cooperatives and the creation of 17 community forests.
- We have mobilized civil society platforms and networks, including the creation of an operational coordination of civil society (Coordination Operationnelle de la Société Civile) to lobby large investment projects to protect the integrity of the park.
- We have provided the park and civil society with detailed analysis of the environmental impact assessments of large projects, such as the Kribi deep sea port, Memve’ele dam, and CAMIRON Mining Company.