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Project Report | Jan 12, 2018
Law enforcement in the Cavally Classified Forest

By Dr. Simone Ban | Assistant to the Direction at WCF Cote d'Ivoire

SODEFOR and STBC officer training
SODEFOR and STBC officer training

The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF) has intensified efforts in the Cavally Classified Forest in Côte d’Ivoire with the training of 22 new eco-guards from the surroundings villages. This eco-guard training is part of a huge new biomonitoring program for the collection of information on natural resources, animal abundances and threats to the flora and fauna of this classified forest. At the end of the training, 14 eco-guards were selected to support the “Société de Développement des Forêts” (SODEFOR), responsible for the classified forests in Côte d’Ivoire. In addition, another training workshop was organized for 10 SODEFOR and 3 STBC officers to better monitor this forest.

During the three biomonitoring missions in the Cavally Classified Forest in 2017, a total of 3434.29 ha were monitored and data collected. These missions found several illegal human activities such as 43 forest clearings, 5 gold mining sites, 4 illegal farms with 33 farmers, 65 cartridges, and 45 traps placed in the forest for bush-meat hunting.
The biomonitoring data also revealed that 64.49% of the forest is still intact, 0.76% is cleared and 1.79% represents abandoned plantations.

Following these results, another emergency plan of SODEFOR in collaboration with WCF was created to maintain constant law enforcement presence in this forest. Four SODEFOR/WCF missions of 15 days each were done in 2017 and 1855 ha of forest were covered. During the missions 91 traps were removed and 37 persons arrested by the law enforcement teams. Despite these illegal anthropogenic pressures, also wonderful endangered animals such as chimpanzees and red colobus monkeys have been observed during these missions, and intact forest observed.

Furthermore, WCF joined several local NGOs to fight the deforestation that threatens Cavally Classified Forest by developing and implementing new activities, and programs in collaboration with SODEFOR and stakeholders, and by denouncing to the Ivorian Government, the press and media the presence of many armed illegal groups and activities in this forest.

Eco-guards collecting data in Cavally Forest
Eco-guards collecting data in Cavally Forest
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Oct 17, 2017
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By Dr. Annika Hillers | WCF Liberia Director

Jul 20, 2017
Eco-guards help to protect Cavally Forest

By Dr. Emmanuelle Normand | WCF Director West Africa

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Wild Chimpanzee Foundation

Location: Leipzig, Germany - Germany
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Emmanuelle Normand
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Emmanuelle Normand
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Leipzig , Saxony Germany

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