|Date||24 Jul 2015|
As a transit city between the nation’s capital, Yaoundé and four other administrative regions of the country (Central, Eastern, Adamawa, North and Far North, the project city location Ayos also serves as the transit place three neighbouring countries: Chad, Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo.
The project area is well known to be a locality of highly marketing and increased consumption of bushmeat: many travellers always stop in this locality to consume bushmeat. The consequences of this situation are: dense traffic of wildlife products which provide direct revenues to local hunters and retailers. Incidentally this causes great pressure on forest and wildlife potential in Ayos and neighbouring villages. Activities like hunting, species caught, handling dead animals ... are realized without respect of wildlife regulation, which itself, is increasingly irrelevant, according to key stakeholders that are hunters. Presently, this group of actors hardly recognize themselves in Cameroon’s wildlife regulation. They are more and more victims of the negative impacts of high pressure on wildlife.
The project outcomes are as follow:
2- The project will also create a formal and permanent platform between traditional hunters and other local actors of the wildlife sector in order to help identify and address critical issues in the current wildlife law and formulate concrete proposals and steps to improve this law;
3- An advocacy and lobbying campaign will be initiated by local actors of traditional hunting and retailers of wildlife products to obtain more consideration of their concerns and thoughts by the lawmakers to improve the current regulatory framework of the wildlife sector.
The project activities are planned for 12 months.
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