Forest Rewilding Programme

Forest Rewilding Programme

The concept of rewilding involves growing (planting & maintaining until they become self-reliant) native forests in areas where they existed before.

Objectives 

  1. Recharge ground water and improve water tables
  2. Provide habitat for wildlife 
  3. Conserve soil properties
  4. Restock non-wood forest products and allow for the harvesting of wild honey
  5. Mitigate climate change

Projects

  1. Tree nursery

One of the main challenges of many reforestation endeavors in Cameroon remains the absence of high quality planting material in large numbers. In order to solve this problem, we have established a 25,000 capacity tree nursery in Buea, SW Cameroon. 

 

  1. Urban Reforestation 

In 2019, we took a commitment to solve the over 2decade long water crisis of the Buea Municipality that resulted from poor water management of water sources. In this light, in order to recharge ground water and improve water tables we grow forests around main water catchments. 

By December 2021, we had planted 4 forests of 8300 trees at the Bonduma, Bulu,  Bwitingi and Njonje catchments respectively.

 

  1. Community forest enrichment 

Community forests are portions of non-permanent forest estates that are attributed to forest adjacent communities. The communities have management rights over such forests for a period of 25years renewable. The Mt Cameroon forest landscape has many of such including the Bakingili, Woteva, Etinde, Bimbia-Bonadikombo community forests. These are home to African forest elephants, chimpanzees, drills, many species of monkeys, amongst other species. 

As of December 2021, we are actively involved in Bakingili, Woteva, Etinde community forests.