It was discussed during a steering committee of the programme aiming at managing natural resources.
Stakeholders of natural resources from the South West region were meeting last March 22. The aim of this gathering was to discuss the Programme for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources for the South West, PSMNR-SWR, with Minister Jules Doret Ndongo of Forestry and Wildlife, taking part at the encounter.
Minister Jules Doret Ndongo used the opportunity to underscore that 70% of their recent planned activities were initiated in 13 clusters out of 26 and 71 villages out of 161 villages around the Mount Cameroon National Park, Korup National Park, Takamanda National Park, Bayang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary and Bakossi National Park.
This program also has to do with the rehabilitation works, infrastructural projects, vocational training of repentant poachers at the Cameroon Opportunities Industrialisation Centre, COIC, Buea. It came out that the fifth phase of the programme will run for three years starting in 2033 and ending in 2025. It has benefited from a 10 millions euro budget.
The minister used this opportunity speaking about the COIC to explain that the centre with all its valuable information and educational materials will pull the attention of youth in all related biodiversity activities, animals and their importance plants among others