Category Archives: Forestry

Land Rights Defence Brought To Public Eye

The increasing need for Cameroonian citizens to participate in decisions leading to the exploitation of their land and environmental resources by national and multi-national companies has been given a thrust at a five-day workshop that held September 1-5, 2015 in Kribi, South Region. The workshop organized by the Centre for Environmental Development (CED) assembled journalists, […]

Read more ...

ERuDeF Embarks On National Environmental Conservation Expansion

A proverb adored by ancient Maya in the tropical jungles of Central America ran thus, “Who cuts the trees as he pleases cuts short his own life.” The Mayans were no farther from the truth than what modern man is experiencing as a result of his destruction of large expanses of forest for various reasons. […]

Read more ...

New Project To Protect Microberlinia Seed Bank Launched

ERuDeF under its Conservation of Threatened Trees Programme, June 30, 2015, launched a new project to save over 80% of the world’s fruiting Microberlinia bisulcata (Zingana) trees in the Mokoko River Forest Reserve in Fako Division, Southwest Region of Cameroon. A logging company, SEPFCO, is exploiting timber in this area.          By Ndimuh Bertrand Shancho […]

Read more ...

China Fuels Illegal Exports Of Cameroon Timber

China has come under biting criticism as a nation playing a key role in fuelling the flow of illicit global timber trade. The Asian country imports huge volumes from Cameroon, one of many countries which supplies raw timber from its tropical rainforests, yet Cameroon seems to gain little from this transaction. This has to change. […]

Read more ...

Illegal Logger Dupes Villagers

Authorities of the Southwest Regional Brigade of the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) intercepted an illegal logger transporting over 1400 pieces of sawn Zingana (Microbelinia bisulcata) By Asa’a Lemawah The illegal timber exploiter whose only name The Green got as Tsafack was Douala-bound with his booty. He possessed neither authorization nor exploitation permit.  Chief […]

Read more ...