On 25th and 26th July we reached a significant milestone in the Darwin Initiative project (24-005, Enabling rural poor to help protect biodiversity of Dja, Cameroon). Staff from APGS, FCTV, AWF and TF-RD organised two days of signing Reciprocal Environmental Agreements (REA). The REA had been finalised through many weeks of discussion with people living in the northern buffer zoned of the DFR (‘boucle du nord’). The people that live in this area are constrained by importan
There is plenty to celebrate as the Darwin Initiative project team - comprising of staff from APGS, FCTV, AWF and TF-RD - conclude the signing of agreements with the villagers of the northern buffer zone of the Dja Biosphere Reserve. Join Awah from FCTV as she dances with the women of the village to celebrate the signing of reciprocal environmental agreements (REA) to bring benefits to both people and wildlife.
Barely after 16 months of implementing the Darwin Initiative-funded project ‘Enabling rural poor to help protect biodiversity of Dja, Cameroon’, the communities living in the 17 villages of the northern buffer zone involved in fish farming have built a lot of trust in the team and are willing to engage fully in the protection of biodiversity in the Dja Landscape. These communities demonstrated their readiness and willingness by voluntarily signing Reciprocal Environmental Agr