WCC 2016 Res 096 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN SSC Steering Committee 2017-2020
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020
Period covered: 
2017
Geographic scope: 
Africa
Country/Territory: 
Cameroon
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
No
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
ACODED and The Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife in Cameroon
Implementation
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
ActionDescriptionStatus
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessTraining of field staff and eco-guards in Waza National ParkOn-going
Scientific/technical activitiesMaterialization of wildlife corridor from Waza National Park to the Kalfou Forest reserve to permit the movemnet of elephats and other wild animalsCompleted
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
The main objective of this activity was to reduce the conflicts threatening the conservation of elephants and other wildlife species as they migrated from Waza National Park south through human transformed landscape to the kalfou forest reserve seasonally. The corridor was materialized through an interview survey in communities reported to experience conflict with wildlife. Geographic coordinates were collected throughout tracks indicated to be used by elephants by local populations.
These coordinates were used in GIS to materialized the corridor. This activity has let to focusing mitigation efforts in communities experiencing conflicts with wildlife especially elephants.

What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Installation of farmland and communities along the tracks used by wildlife. The challenges of having to displace communities to reduce conflicts. Lack of funds for continuous awareness and education.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Field activitiesDeveloping other income generating activities to prevent he population from acquiring on land for agriculture. The future activities also takes into consideration efforts to fight climate change. For instance using bees to chase elephants, produce honey to generate revenue and as agents of pollination.