Ngoyla-Mintom Forest Block
Most people live on rural activities such as subsistence agriculture, small-scale livestock and fisheries and depend on natural resources for their survival, through hunting and non-timber forest products. A small number are employed by the forest and mining sectors. The vast majority live below the poverty line.
What We Are Doing
- Strengthening national and regional legislative and policy frameworks
- Facilitating the process of land use planning of 1 million ha
- Community and participatory management of natural resources
- Promotion of best social and environmental practices
- Promotion of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) and REDD + initiatives
- We supported participatory land use process resulting in the creation of Ngoyla Wildlife Reserve (156,672 ha) covering the main hotspot of large mammals of the Ngoyla-Mintom forest block.
- We promoted community-based participatory management resulting in the creation and allocation of 9 community forests covering a total of 35,025 ha.
- We helped set up a Payment for Environmental Service (PES) micro-project in four villages, beginning with a reference scenario and a benefit-sharing mechanism.
- We provided technical and financial support to local communities to create 11 hectares of cocoa farm, 11 cocoa plant nurseries (a total of 28,000 plants) and more than 10 ha of food crop farms.
- We supported the process that led to the adoption by Cameroon’s Forest Ministry of stringent social and environmental obligations to promote sustainable forest management in Ngoyla-Mintom forest block.
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2. Industrial and artisanal mining (nickel, cobalt, gold)
3. Unsustainable industrial timber exploitation and illegal small scale logging
4. Uncontrolled sport hunting
5. Extension of slash-and-burn agriculture and disorderly expansion of huge farms
6. Extreme poverty