In most communities in Cameroon, forest resources are major source of livelihood for forest dwellers and a home to hundreds of species of animals. It is also a source of drinking water. Unsustainable forest exploitation has seen a dramatic forest lost within the the past (10) year in the Chomba village in the North west region of Cameroon .Educating the communities on forest management and planting 50000 Prunus Africana trees will restore forest, improve livelihood, water and re-home animals.
Lack of education has led to unsustainable forest exploitation .The collection of medicinal plants is also an important source of cash income for some forest dwellers .They also weirdly rely on to cure illnesses .Because of this ,the poor forest dwellers in particular are forced to exert pressure on their surrounding environment to make ends meet .they are now experiencing mark reduction of wildlife , forest cover,soil fertility and most importantly water supply , when is a key to life
The project will education the community on sustainable forest management , Plant 50000 tree, and introduce bee farming which is forest friendly and very lucrative too . Organized workshops to trains bee farmers . Print and distribute educational materials to teacher and pupils. By so doing , it will brink back the forest to it's natural state and eventually increase soil fertility,re-home animals and most importantly water supply which very important to humans and animals.
Farmers will experience increase in production due to proper farming ,while Children in the project area will grow up with an inbuilt knowledge on caring for animals and the environment through the inclusion of this ideology in the curriculum of primary education. The personnel that will be trained by this project will be able to continue the sensitization . eventually the forest will be protection by the community, improve their income, and water supply will be constant