Publications from Cameroon

Protected Areas in the Congo Basin: Failing both People and Biodiversity?

This major research study based on a sample of 34 protected areas finds that conservation efforts in the region are falling well below expectations both in terms of respecting local peoples’ rights and conserving wildlife. It calls for a complete rethink of how forest protection is conceptualised and implemented, providing detailed recommendations for achieving sustainable conservation.

 

Date published: 21/04/2016

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Rethinking Community Based Forest Management in the Congo Basin - Executive Summary

Summary version of research carried out on the constraints and opportunities for alternatives to industrial-scale logging and strict nature conservation. It explores the political economy of the forest sector, assesses the effectiveness of existing community forest policies in Central Africa and considers best practices from elsewhere that could be adapted to the region.

Source: RFUK | Date published: 27/11/2014

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Seeds of Destruction: Expansion of Industrial Oil Palm in the Congo Basin; Potential Impacts on Forests and People

The report presents a detailed desk analysis of the expansion of large-scale palm oil developments in the Congo Basin underway and planned as of early 2013, covering around 1.6 million hectares of mostly forest land. The report presents three detailed case studies of large-scale new oil palm developments, and detailed recommendations to prevent the environmental and social impacts that have been caused by palm oil developments elsewhere.

Source: RFUK | Date published: 01/02/2013

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Rethinking Community Based Forest Management in the Congo Basin’

This major research study looks at the constraints and opportunities for alternatives to industrial-scale logging and strict nature conservation. It explores the political economy of the forest sector, assesses the effectiveness of existing community forest policies in Central Africa and considers best practices from elsewhere that could be adapted to the region.

Source: RFUK | Date published: 27/11/2014

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Protected Areas in the Congo Basin: Failing People and Biodiversity - Briefing

The briefing, which contains the initial findings of detailed research due to be published in 2015, states that, despite hundreds of millions of dollars having been spent on conservation efforts in the Congo Basin over the past 10 years, current conservation policy and practice in the region lag far behind international standards for the protection of local peoples’ rights.

Source: RFUK | Date published: 07/11/2014

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Protected Areas in the Congo Basin

RFUK briefing on the status of the protected areas system in the Congo Basin.

 

Source: RFUK | Date published: 11/11/2011

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Whose land is it? The Status of Customary Land Tenure in Cameroon

 

This report sets out to identify the current legal status of customary land interests in Cameroon, and suggests ways for their improved recognition.

Source: RFUK, CED, FERN | Date published: 01/05/2011

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Realising Rights, Protecting Forests: An Alternative Vision for Reducing Deforestation – Case Studies from the Accra Caucus

This report presents an alternative vision for how to implement ‘REDD’ - Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation’ – in which community forests are the central mechanism for protecting forests, drawing on case studies from all the major tropical forest regions.

Source: Accra Caucus | Date published: 01/06/2010

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Concessions to Poverty

This report analyses in detail the social and environmental impacts and costs of industrial scale logging in the Congo Basin, incorporating a number of case studies written by a variety of experts.

 

Source: RFUK | Date published: 01/02/2007

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The Use of Non-Timber Forest Products in the Congo Basin: Constraints and Opportunities.

This report presents a detailed review of the state of knowledge about the use of NTFPs in the Congo Basin, including the range of products used, their contribution to household incomes and international trade.

Source: RFUK | Date published: 01/02/2007

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Divided Forests: Towards Fairer Zoning of Forest Lands

This report assesses some of the key issues in ensuring equitable zoning of forest lands, presents a series of case studies of previous national forest zoning processes (Australia, Brazil, Cameroon and Indonesia), and discusses the lessons that can be learned from these previous cases.

Source: RFUK | Date published: 02/01/2006

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