The Green Vision Newspaper (GV) is Cameroon’s pioneer environmental newspaper created in 2013, to support biodiversity hotspots, protected areas and fragile ecosystems conservation in Africa. It is one of several publications used by the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) to
support the overall conservation of biodiversity in Africa.
The Green Vision seeks to bridge the gap in Cameroon on Green Journalism. The initiative to set up an environmental newspaper was born from the realization that the existing media organs in the country have given little or no attention to the environment. This has rendered the concept of environmental journalism alien in Cameroon. In a country with over 300 media houses, there is a great need for a channel dedicated to reporting environmental issues.
The Green Vision is a monthly publication, which provides timely information to the entire public, ERuDeF partners, and friends on issues related to biodiversity hotspots, wildlife conservation, climate change, sustainable development, ecosystems restoration and government policies in Cameroon and across Africa. Human interest stories, discoveries and sports are also captured. Intriguing results and recommendations from research publications in sustainable development, conservation, protected area and natural resources management are also exploited to support national policies.
The Green Vision Newspaper is the first phase of a much larger programme dubbed “The Cameroon Green Media initiative”. This larger project will culminate in the creation of a TV and Radio station to inform policy and help promote the sustainable management of Cameroon’s biodiversity beyond the national boundaries.
- To advocate for sustainable management of the environment in Africa.
- To promote the work of environmental journalists in Africa through training, mentor-ship and networking.
- To step up the readability of green news in impoverished and marginalized areas through digital and mobile communication.
- To contribute towards human development, and long term economic growth that will lead to green economy.
- To stimulate a better coverage of a range of critically important environmental issues.
- To increase and promote the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Corporate sector in Cameroon.