• Anti-poaching

Securing of wildlife migration corridors west of UTO Benoué

ICON/BTN/arrow/2/arrow-down Created with Sketch. Securing of wildlife migration corridors west of UTO Benoué

The Bénoué National Park, (PNB, 180,000 ha), 1,000 km from Yaoundé, sheltered species such as the black rhinoceros, the cheetah, the wild dog and attracted tourists, (sighting and hunting). Today the park faces many threats such as illegal gold mining, poaching and encroachment on agricultural land.

 

Since the withdrawal of the NGO, WWF, in 2005, the local population has also complained that they are no longer involved, as in the past, in the management of the park nor supported in socio-economic development strategies.

 

Around the park, there are 8 Hunting Zones of Interest (ZIC), 2 of which, (ZIC 1 and 4), have been transferred to local populations and more specifically to the local ZIC management committees,(COZIC). Within these 2 ZICs, there are 7 migration corridors that are essential for the passage of wildlife between the Faro National Park, (330,000 ha), and the Bouba Ndjidda National Park, (220,000 ha), which represent the only areas of passage.

 

The main objective of this project is to protect the wildlife migration corridors west of the Bénoué Technical Operational Unit, (UTO), which is made up of the park and the 8 peripheral ZICs.