• Conservation des écosystèmes

Restoration and protection of the ecosystems and biodiversity of the Bamboutos Mountains

ICON/BTN/arrow/2/arrow-down Created with Sketch. Restoration and protection of the ecosystems and biodiversity of the Bamboutos Mountains

This project, implemented within Mount Bamboutos, Cameroon’s third largest mountain range covering nearly 20,000 ha, stems from the observation that this ecosystem has been subjected for several decades to pressures of multiple kinds that have disturbed the ecological balances characteristic of this ecosystem.

 

This phenomenon reinforces the precariousness of a large number of surrounding communities, highly dependent on the ecological services of this massif, but also all the inhabitants of the Mont’s watershed, who depend on the good health of this ecosystem for their supply. drinking water.

 

The support of this project is original insofar as it is a consortium of 3 NGO partners of the PPI historically intervening separately within Mount Bamboutos, namely GADD, ERuDeF and ACREST. Each NGO has a comparative advantage in one of the axes of intervention of the project, namely i) sustainable agriculture (GADD), ii) conservation and land use planning (ERUDEF) and iii) renewable energies (ACREST).

 

Each NGO, historically, intervenes in a different group and will keep the lead within this group, while receiving technical support from the other two members of the consortium on their favorite themes. The purpose of the project is to help increase the sustainability of the agricultural systems in place in Mount Bamboutos and thus the long-term living conditions of the riparian populations, while seeking to preserve the integrity of the Mount, to conserve its biodiversity as well as than ecosystem services.

 

To achieve this, the specific objectives will be to promote sustainable agricultural practices and agroforestry, to introduce renewable energies and appropriate technologies, particularly within agricultural processes, to restore ecosystems and conserve biodiversity, all while following principles of participation and involvement of stakeholders to promote good territorial governance.