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Overview of Human-Wildlife Conflict Management in Cameroon Linking Great Ape Conservation with Poverty Alleviation   Indon...
<ul><li>Typology of Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural sector </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts origin...
<ul><li>Crop destruction </li></ul><ul><li>Attacks on domestic animals and humans  </li></ul><ul><li>Streams spattered wit...
<ul><li>Agricultural sector  13.6% of GDP </li></ul><ul><li>Two planting seasons  </li></ul><ul><li>Low productivity in lo...
Total area of crops destroyed by elephants in five regions of Cameroon  Data from Tiebou 2008
HWC origin <ul><li>Forest degradation persists in the area as a result of slash and burn agriculture, expanded agro-indust...
Problems related to HWC Management <ul><li>Poor legal and regulatory provisions for HWC in Cameroon </li></ul><ul><li>Weak...
Proposed solutions to improving HWC management and Great Ape conservation <ul><li>Increase community participation in find...
Opportunities for improving HWC and Great Ape conservation in Cameroon <ul><li>Ongoing revision of forestry code since 200...
Opportunities for improving HWC and Great Ape conservation in Cameroon (continued) <ul><li>Functional gorilla sanctuary </...
Promising management of community hunting zones in SE Cameroon
If you were this woman, and had your farm destroyed like this by an endangered species, what would you do? © Photo Jules E...
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Overview of Human-Wildlife Conflict Management in Cameroon

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Antoine Justin Eyebe from the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) outlines the problems related to human-wildlife conflict and opportunities for improving human-wildlife conflict management for great ape conservation in Cameroon. He gave this presentation at the ‘Linking Great Ape Conservation with Poverty Alleviation’ workshop hosted by CIFOR in January 2012.

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  1. 1. Overview of Human-Wildlife Conflict Management in Cameroon Linking Great Ape Conservation with Poverty Alleviation Indonesia 11-15 January 2012 Antoine Justin Eyebe Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment ( CARPE ) Forest Governance Learning Group ( FGLG ) - Cameroon
  2. 2. <ul><li>Typology of Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural sector </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts origin </li></ul><ul><li>Problems related to HWC Management </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed solutions to improving HWC and Great Ape conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for improving HWC management in Cameroon </li></ul>Presentation Outline
  3. 3. <ul><li>Crop destruction </li></ul><ul><li>Attacks on domestic animals and humans </li></ul><ul><li>Streams spattered with mud </li></ul><ul><li>Zoonotic disease transmission from animals to humans </li></ul>Typology of HWC © Photo Endamana D.2007
  4. 4. <ul><li>Agricultural sector 13.6% of GDP </li></ul><ul><li>Two planting seasons </li></ul><ul><li>Low productivity in lowland </li></ul><ul><li>Use of fertiliser important </li></ul><ul><li>Common practice is slash and burn </li></ul><ul><li>Importation of several commodities; rice + 300,000 tons yearly </li></ul>Agricultural sector
  5. 5. Total area of crops destroyed by elephants in five regions of Cameroon Data from Tiebou 2008
  6. 6. HWC origin <ul><li>Forest degradation persists in the area as a result of slash and burn agriculture, expanded agro-industry areas </li></ul><ul><li>Subsistence and commercial hunting </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate or non updated land-use planning in the past </li></ul><ul><li>Unrealistic expansion of protected areas </li></ul>© Photo Intu.2008
  7. 7. Problems related to HWC Management <ul><li>Poor legal and regulatory provisions for HWC in Cameroon </li></ul><ul><li>Weak implication of local communities to prospect solutions </li></ul><ul><li>No clear approach for compensation scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Weak institutional coordination </li></ul>
  8. 8. Proposed solutions to improving HWC management and Great Ape conservation <ul><li>Increase community participation in finding solutions to HWC </li></ul><ul><li>Improve legal framework in terms of HWC compensation and law enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Increase community participation in land-use planning and environmental education </li></ul><ul><li>Move toward dynamic land-use planning </li></ul><ul><li>Increase community benefits in protected areas </li></ul>© Photo Intu.2008
  9. 9. Opportunities for improving HWC and Great Ape conservation in Cameroon <ul><li>Ongoing revision of forestry code since 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional enforcement of the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Use the REDD+ initiatives as an opportunity to reduce HWC </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of people-centred approach into conservation programs/projects </li></ul><ul><li>CARPE’s contribution in land-use planning/land-use zoning in the Tridom and tri-national forest landscapes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Opportunities for improving HWC and Great Ape conservation in Cameroon (continued) <ul><li>Functional gorilla sanctuary </li></ul><ul><li>New projects with Great Ape conservation consideration (Lom Pangar dam) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Pre-emption” right devoted to local communities </li></ul><ul><li>Promising management of community hunting zones </li></ul><ul><li>New initiatives to reduce conflict between stakeholders </li></ul>
  11. 11. Promising management of community hunting zones in SE Cameroon
  12. 12. If you were this woman, and had your farm destroyed like this by an endangered species, what would you do? © Photo Jules Etoga D.2009

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