Tridom landscape CMR

The TRIDOM landscape, Cameroon

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Landscape brief: 

An estimated indigenous people’s population of 10,000; an overall human population of 1-3 persons per square kilometer, and a total protected forest surface area of 476,927.

The landscape possesses logging concessions comprising 2,824,733 ha; Council forests  of 295,928 ha and Community forests estimated at 434,691 ha. Hunting zones  make an estimated 514,607 ha, comprising community hunting zones of 724,661ha, managed by COVAREFs.  There are also mining concessions and other multiple use areas including agro- forestry areas:

Determined Restoration Priorities:

Priorities for landscape restoration and creation of OECMs require the following actions: 

  • Mapping of cocoa plots associated with cooperatives and beneficiaries of wood
  • Identification and promotion of restoration initiatives by young people and women; 
  • There is a need for developing a concept note linking restoration with customary and religious entities; 
  • A need to revitalize existing multi-stakeholder platforms in TRIDOM by integrating restoration activities in their workplans, mandates and local development plans; 
  • In partnership with other projects, such as the WWF INFORBIO there are opportunities to explore opportunities for Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) by amalgamating community, communal and unclassified forests;
  • A need was expressed to organize community capacity building sessions on restoration techniques;
  • Options also exist for promoting the concept of “SMART Nurseries” in collaboration with local women’s organizations and CARE International;
  • To develop human networks opportunities exist for cooperation agreements on restoration with existing platforms in Mintom, Yokadouma and Ngoyla; 
  • Potential candidate entities for cooperation agreements would include communal forests of Mintom, Ngoyla and Yokadouma; 
  • Finally there are opportunities to capitalize on data from the SMPs of at least 120 Community Forests in Ngoyla and Mintom and integrating these local development plans to build robust restoration strategies;