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Environment/Energy (Global-scale environmental issues)

  • SDGs15
  • SDGs13
  • SDGs12
Principal Investigator (Affiliation) japan Associate Prof.
YASUOKA Hirokazu
(The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
cameroun Chief Research Officer
Dr. TCHATAT Mathurin
(Institute of Agricultural Research for Development)
Research Institutions in Japan The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Research Institutions in Cameroon Institute of Agricultural Research for Development(IRAD) / The University of Dschang
Adoption fiscal year FY 2017
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Republic of Cameroon
General Description of the Research Project

Using a combination of indigenous and scientific knowledge to design resource management model with ownership by residents
Sustainable use of natural resources is essential for the future of rainforests in southeast Cameroon. This project will make accurate estimate of wildlife habitat density using camera trap and design a sustainable management model centering on monitoring by residents. A sustainable model for promising non-timber forest products (NTFPs) will be built by standardizing production and processing methods. Operators will be educated to ensure the model to be established in the region and the implementation process will be proposed to the Cameroon government.

Preserve biodiversity with sustainable management of wildlife and non-timber forest products
The establishment of forest resource management based on proactive participation by local residents will promote preservation of biodiversity in the rain forests of Congo Basin. Also, utilization of diverse forest resources including wildlife and non-timber products as well as improvement in lives of local residents through commercialization of forest products can be achieved in a sustainable manner.

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Baka pygmy man smoking bushmeat

Baka pygmy man smoking bushmeat

Girls drying Irvingia gabonensis nuts, the most important NTFP

Girls drying Irvingia gabonensis nuts, the most important NTFP

Meeting with local people at project site on forest resource monitoring method

Meeting with local people at project site on forest resource monitoring method

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