WCC 2012 Res 073 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society ( CWCS ) / Cameroon
Cameroun Ecologie ( Cam-Eco ) / Cameroon
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2013-2016 (WCPA)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Several other local and national NGOs under Cameroon Mangrove network including government technical ministries (ministry forests and wildlife, ministry of environment, agriculture), research institutions, international NGOs such as WWF, international organisations eg FAO, IUCN NL municipal councils
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Scientific/technical activities
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Significant progress has been made in regeneration studies under the leadership of CWCS, good progress made in land use planning, sensitisation and awareness raising involving local communities, building local management institutions through a GEF funded project implemented by FAO in collaboration with Cameroon mangrove network, WWF continuing work on gazettement of Ndongore NP within Atlantic coast, local NGOs funded through FEM program managed by IUCN Cameroon office to support sea turtles conservations, mangroves restoration initiatives etc, AFDB funds managed by COMIFAC financing REDD+ initiatives of mangroves forests within certain municipalities. This work is carried out by CWCS, promotion of energy efficient fish smoking houses within fishery communities to reduce mangroves deforestation
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Capacity of local NGOs and local communities, difficult enabling institutional environment to facilitate collaboration between various stakeholders (government, NGOs, local communities, private sector), advocacy on mangroves ecosystems protection and inadequate funds from government to support conservation programs of mangroves ecosystems
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Convene stakeholders/Networkingmulti stakeholders consultations to address deforestation and land use issues, continuous sensitisation and awareness raising, capacity building of local NGOs and municipalities, supporting REDD+ initiatives, gazettement