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Cameroon: Large-scale logging forces indigenous Baka out of the forests

Typical traditional Baka house

Expelled from the forest at the arrival of the logging company Pallisco, the Baka of Bidjoumam are currently vulnerable to exploitation, dust, ill health and loss of land. Typical traditional Baka house Mindourou/East Cameroon, there are about 300 indigenous forest people living in Bidjoumam, the Baka hamlet, home to the communities affected by Pallisco logging activities. They used to have ...

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In Cameroon, illegal logging of high-value timber harms indigenous forest communities

Timber logging

Indigenous people living in forest communities are now facing the worrying consequences of illegal logging when their medicine sources and farms are devastated. Illegal logging of timber in Cameroon. Photo credit: Ian Makia In east Cameroon, Société Bois Africains du Cameroun (SBAC) and Société Forestière de Bouraka (SFB), two commercial logging companies, have been involved in the exploitation of valuable ...

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Cambodia, Burundi, Cameroon ratify Minamata Convention

Monika Stankiewicz

Cambodia, Burundi and Cameroon in recent weeks ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention on Mercury On March 10, 2021, the Government of Cameroon deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 128th Party to the Convention. The Government of Burundi brought to 129 the number of parties to the Minamata Convention when on ...

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Fish farmers in Cameroon record increased income upon adoption of technologies

Djam Wilfred Chiatoh

Djam Wilfred Chiatoh is a fish farmer from the central region of Cameroon. He is also an animal production specialist but, after 12 years of poultry, pig and rabbit farming, coupled with a loss of over 2,000 pigs to African swine fever, he ventured into fish farming in 2016. Wilfred at one of the training sessions The first challenge he ...

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Confederation Cup: Cameroon, Russia, others crash out


African Champion, Cameroon, has crashed out of the current FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia, with a 1-3 loss to World Champion, Germany in the last Group A match. Timo Werner got a brace and Kerem Denirbay got the first, while Vincent Aboubakar got the consolation goal for the Cameroonians. In the last match played simultaneously, Chile and Australia played out ...

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Cameroon to restore 12m hectares of forest in Congo Basin

Pierre Hele

Cameroon has committed to restoring over 12 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2030 as part of the Bonn Challenge initiative. The pledge is said to be the biggest made so far in the species-rich Congo Basin, home to the world’s second-largest tropical rainforest. The Bonn Challenge, launched in 2011 at an event hosted by Germany and IUCN, is ...

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Cameroon ratifies Paris Agreement

Cameroon's President, Paul Biya

Cameroon has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement with the United Nations, making it the 21st nation to do so. The instrument was deposited on Friday, 29 July 2016. Cameroon had earlier signed the global treaty. Cameroon closely follows Peru, which recently did likewise At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP), held in ...

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Logging: UK sanctions Cameroon timber traders


The UK Authorities charged with enforcing the EU timber regulations (EUTR), have taken action against 14 UK importers sourcing timber from Cameroon linked to illegal logging. This news was presented at a Chatham House meeting in London on Thursday June 16, following comparable action by the Netherlands in early March, demonstrating that timber from Cameroon is coming under increasing scrutiny ...

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Nigeria, Cameroon asked to dialogue over Benue River flow

Adamawa State

Civil society organisations (CSOs) based in Adamawa State in North East Nigeria have urged the Federal Government to dialogue with the Cameroonian government on how the two countries could mutually benefit from the River Benue. Rising from a three-day capacity building workshop that ended 22 April, the CSOs, in a communique, lamented that the construction of the Lagdo Dam on ...

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Cameroon activist pursued by courts amid interferance in legal process


An internationally-renowned environmental human rights defender, Nasako Besingi, is being pursued in the courts in Cameroon for defending his own community’s land rights. However, the company he is peacefully protesting against is seeking favourable treatment from the state for its own lawsuits, according to new evidence obtained by Greenpeace Africa and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP). Besingi had his pending ...

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