Cameroon
Ocean - Coastal areas

Development of a protected area at Idabato

Combating poverty and hunger - Equitable access to quality education - Creating decent jobs - Promoting the values of peace and citizenship as a prerequisite for sustainable development - Protecting the environment and combating climate change.

An initiative of Blessed Action For Africa

Overview of the project

The project aims to preserve the coastline threatened by marine submersion. It involves :

  • training and raising the awareness of local communities about the importance of preserving mangroves
  • locating the sites to be developed/restored by identifying natural resources and mapping them
  • developing/restoring mangrove areas and converting them into protected areas by organising participatory reforestation
  • training local residents in the design and use of ecological ovens as an alternative energy source to mangrove firewood
  • mobilising stakeholders and making them more responsible, which will necessarily involve the participation of several organisations specialising in environmental protection
  • monitoring of the mangrove wood cutting and marketing chain, which requires systematic control of the products that come from this area towards the end user.
  • drawing up rules on the main activities of companies in sensitive mangrove areas.
  • the development and implementation of participatory plans for the exploitation and restoration of mangrove resources aimed at sustainable use within the communes with all the stakeholders concerned
  • la mise en place des plateformes de communication permettant d’éviter des conflits de compétences entre les différentes administrations intervenants dans le domaine/secteur
  • le renforcement des capacités d’intervention des services publics et d’autres organismes nécessiteux impliqués dans la gestion de la mangrove
  • setting up communication platforms to avoid conflicts of competence between the various administrations involved in the field/sector
  • strengthening the intervention capacities of public services and other needy bodies involved in mangrove management
Objective

Supporting the socio-ecological transition to sustainable and equitable coastal and maritime areas

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Project timeline

waiting for launch

Quantitative results
  • location and grid of 10 potential restoration sites
  • restoration of 1000ha of mangroves in the locality
  • 80% of people living near the restored mangroves are made aware and educated.
  • Capacity-building for 10 local communities for the participative management of the newly created protected areas
  • 10 kilometres of coastline protected from marine erosion following mangrove development
Qualitative results
  • A long curtain of vegetation erected on the coast to curb active marine erosion in the locality
  • Sustainable protection of biodiversity
  • Raising awareness among local residents of the importance of carefully managing this ecosystem
  • Restoration of this fragile environment
  • Strengthening the legal framework to punish actions harmful to the long-term survival of this type of area
Financing

Awaiting financing

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About the
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Blessed Action For Africa

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  • Combating poverty and hunger
  • Equitable access to quality education
  • Creating decent jobs
  • Promoting the values of peace and citizenship as a prerequisite for sustainable development
  • Protecting the environment and combating climate change
  • Promoting industrialisation and entrepreneurship
  • Promoting renewable energies
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