Protection of elephants in Bouba hardware-Ndjidda (Cameroon)


Cameroon Tribune

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The conservator of this park received vehicles and motorcycles Friday to strengthen the monitoring of the premises: three pickup vehicles and five motorcycles. This is the last endowment of the national park of Bouba-Ndjidda, received last Friday in Yaoundé. The keys of these vehicles were solemnly handed over to the conservator Ousmanou Moussa, by Koulsoumi Alhadji Boukar, Secretary of State to the Minister of Forests and Wildlife (MINFOF).

She explains that such equipment was also delivered to the Ministry, through the Biodiversity Conservation Programme in Central Africa – Saving the elephants of Central Africa (PCBAC-SEAC). This is in fact a response by the subregion to the phenomenon of poaching, especially of elephants. All of which explains that the project management of this program, financed by the African Development Bank (ADB), is ensured by the General Secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).

Just over three billion francs are thus available to the PCBAC-SEAC, developed to last thirty-six months (three years). Cameroon, Chad, and CAR are currently the three beneficiaries of the program countries, which aims to aid in the anti-poaching fight on a cross-border basis by building the capacity of local stakeholders and the provision of equipment, among others.