erudef will create 2 protected areas and plant 500000 trees to save 60 gorillas and their habitats. It will provide livelihood support to 20000 impoverished villagers of Lebialem in western cameroon
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The about 60 Cross River gorillas found in Lebialem Highlands and proposed Corridor are entirely located in local areas with no certainty for longterm protection. Although ERuDeF is working since 2004 to save these gorillas, they are at risk of local extinction from continuous poaching, forest conversion to farms, watershed deforestation and destruction of the corridor. The project will lead to effective protection of 60 gorillas, improved incomes of 20000 villagers and build community capacity.
How will this project solve this problem?
Create a Wildlife Sanctuary and Wildlife Corridor, agroforestry and tree planting, build capacity of villagers in sustainable forest management, income generation, bio-monitoring and education programs focused on gorilla and climate change awareness.
Potential Long Term Impact
Enhanced long term protection of gorillas and their habitats, mitigate climate change impacts, improved environmental governance as well as established genetic connectivity between gorillas sub-populations by creating a system of protected areas
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.