• Park protection and management of areas of high conservation value: support to development and implementation of protected area management and business plans, with collaborative management and wildlife law enforcement as central themes.
• Support to agro-industry to identify and manage high conservation value (HCV) areas according to best practices.
• Research and monitoring, carried out at regular intervals using hand-held computers equipped with cyber tracking and data collection along line transects in the entire protected area.
• Education for sustainable development: building young people’s ability to address critical environmental and social development issues.
• Livelihoods improvement: providing alternative income and protein sources to deter local communities from hunting, through creating community-based organisations, community interest groups, NGOs and cooperatives, as well as carrying out infrastructure development that benefits conservation. A key component of the livelihoods initiative is to promote democracy and natural resource governance so rural communities can maximise benefits from poverty-reduction initiatives, and in turn strengthen community and civil society participation in the management of protected areas.
• Eco-tourism: community-oriented tourism so that some benefits can trickle down to local communities.
Income generating activities
• Over 2,000 households and 60 civil society organisations involved in eco-friendly income generating activities such as bee-keeping, livestock farming, organic farming and eco-tourism.
Education for sustainable development
•Education for sustainable development was piloted here in 2012-2013, and subsequently integrated in the primary and secondary school curriculum nationwide
Protected area management
• Creation of Mount Cameroon National Park in 2009
• Conservation development agreement with 73 park villages in cluster conservation zones (CCZ)
• Working with park authorties and local communities to clearly demarcate protected area boundaries
• Awarding financial rewards (conservation credits) to villages engaged in protecting forests and wildlife
Flagship species conservation
• Use of telemetry to determine home ranges, movement corridors and seasonal land use by African forest elephants, in order to help mitigate human-elephant conflicts and promoting eco-tourism.