September 16, 2018

… there’s hope.  And the continuing story of a virtually extinct species (18 left in the world, only 11 that could reproduce) gives all of us working in wildlife conservation a much-needed boost.

The Milu (Pere David’s deer, Elaphurus davidianus) are well and truly aliv...

August 6, 2018

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 Agreement...

August 5, 2018

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 wi...

August 2, 2018

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...

June 30, 2018

After several months working to engage communities in the project under “alternative source of protein” activity, the project team achieved a great result which is haven in place a formal local organization of fishermen named “GIC des Pêcheurs du canton Dja-Badjoué (Pe...

June 22, 2018

We're delighted to report that through our association with Living Earth (www.livingearth.ltd) we have received support from the UK Government's Darwin Initiative (http://www.darwininitiative.org.uk/) to work with local partners to examine the case for a new social ent...

June 21, 2018

As we mentioned in our annual report, the community looked at ways of accessing more animal protein from sustainable, legal sources as opposed to being reliant on bushmeat hunting.

We used a pair-wise comparison process to support the communities in their decision makin...

June 21, 2018

We submitted our year one report covering the progress we had made since the project started last year. We have made good, steady progress across all of the activities, although the original idea of building fish farms (aquaculture) has been adapted, simply because of...

December 4, 2017

At the start of November, the FCTV team spent time with the communities that live in the project area.  We are very well aware that building trust and having honest exchanges of information takes time, but in this case we’re under some pressure to get things moving qui...

November 17, 2017

The importance of our Darwin Initiative project was raised even more significantly by a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  The report, entitled “IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2: a conservation assessment of all natural Wor...

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