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Cameroon African Conservation Foundation 12.000 2021-2022

The rainforests of southern Cameroon survived the Ice Age and are therefore among the oldest forests in Africa. Most of this unique forest is community land with no formal protected status. Logging and poaching are the main threats to the chimpanzees in this area. With the support of the DierenPark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund, the African Conservation Foundation has been able to set up a rainforest corridor between two areas. Between the isolated Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary and Mone Forest, the animals can move through 4 community forests.

Special rangers have been trained to protect these corridors and the nature reserves. They monitor these areas and also conduct investigations. It is important to deploy enthusiastic and well-trained rangers, because only then the animals can be optimally protected. Thanks to the support of the DierenPark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund, the salaries of the rangers can be paid and they also receive important parts of their equipment, such as uniforms, water bottles, shelter, GPS equipment and camera traps. They also receive extra training and guidance to properly collect data about the animals. This project provides additional protection for the chimpanzees in the Tofala-Mone area. The local community is also involved in nature conservation. Local residents are being tempted to switch to more sustainable forms of agriculture and income sources that are not harmful to nature and chimpanzees.

Do you also think it is important to protect the chimpanzees? Then support DierenPark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund!

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