Addressing the Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation in Takamanda

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Location: Akwaya and Eyumojock subdivision, Manyu division

Duration: January 2014– December 2017

Hunting has always been a part of the lives of communities in Manyu. However, the increased commercialization of wildlife over the decades could lead to extinction of valuable species if it is not halted. With our work, we hope to contribute to sustainable use of these resources.

We identify and sensitize bush meat collectors and traders on protected species, Cameroon’s 1994 wildlife law, the CITES convention and the IUCN classification, and their rights and responsibilities.  In addition, we explore viable alternative livelihoods options and where possible, we link common initiative groups to technical and financial support. Public awareness campaigns and support of environmental clubs in local schools are also components of this project.

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