June 11, 2011
Volunteer will assist field staff in teaching environmental protection and preservation. Bamenda the capital of the North West Region is experiencing urban growth and as a result people have turn to inhabit high risk zones characterized by land movements. As the town is experiencing growth sanitation conditions are poor, the few streams that run across the town have become dust bins for people to empty their waste. Garages throw their oil and houses empty their toilets in this river when rains are falling.
Degradation of agricultural lands and watersheds, deforestation and destruction of coastal zones is increasing at an alarming pace in Cameroon. The main problem is: lack of common framework of action and coordination of activities. Nevertheless it is a relatively peaceful and stable region in the country with the prospects of a bright future if the people are educated.
May 27, 2011
The department of environmental and natural resource management works to support processes of natural resource management and environmental friendly practices in communities. In this domain our activities are geared towards the protection of water catchments.
Children help in agroforestry
Due to intensive human activities in watershed areas, many permanent springs are becoming seasonal while seasonal ones are disppearing completely. In an effort to safeguard the further availabilityof water, CAEPA Cameroon is working closely with rural communities to protect their watershed and catchments.
Protection is achieved through conservation farming, reforestation, agroforestry and demarcation of protected zones. CAEPA carries out training of water management committees, caretakers of the water supply system and the catchments area. Community forest management is amonst our Highest priorities.
CAEPA is also involved in the sustainable managment of community forests. We are assisting the communities of Balikumbat, Bamunkumbit, Bafanji in Ngoketunjia Division and Olorunti in Widikum sub-division to obtain and manage their Community Forest.