Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Study Shows Remarkable social progress in Congo Basin region when forests are Certified

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

 The first ever study dwelling on the social impact of Forest certification in the Congo Basin forest area has shown tremendous benefits to the riverine forest population.  Forest certification for sustainable management provide more benefits to communities than uncertified forests, according to a new study of Congo basin logging concessions by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)presented in Yaounde Cameroon on April 7, 2014 by WWF-Cameroon, CIFOR Cameroon and the ministry of forestry and wildlife.

Cameroon Gov’t Urged to protect evicted minority Mbororo pastoralist from ancestral Land

 By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Over 300 people have been evicted from their ancestral lands, rendered homeless and more vulnerable to the effects of extreme climate in the locality of Banjah- Bamenda in the Northwest of Cameroon. Houses of the entire minority Mbororo pastoralists were recently forcefully demolished by authorities of the Catholic Church despite running battles, complaints and land conflicts involving the pastoralist community and the Catholic University.