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Project ID PD839/17 Rev.1 (M)
Title STRENGTHENING AND CONSOLIDATING THE NATIONAL PROCESS FOR CONTROLLING ILLEGAL LOGGING AND ASSOCIATED TRADE IN CAMEROON – PHASE 2
Status PENDING FINANCE
Executing agency
TRAFFIC INTERNATIONAL
Summary Forests (including Timber and Non-Timber Forest Products) are key resources for Cameroon and its people, due to its rich and diverse biodiversity. However, these resources are threatened by several factors including illegal logging and associated trade driven mainly by export markets although local markets are also beginning to have an increase impact. The previous ITTO project identified and documented some of the illegal practices that threaten forests in Cameroon which include: the issuance of harvesting certificates based on fictitious and unaudited inventories; issuance of annual operations permits which do not respect management guidelines and approved management plans; poor correlation between the amount of timber sold and the forest areas allocated; poor correlation between the traceability system (SIGIF) and timber waybills; little or no motivation and security for control agents; uncontrolled harvesting of CITES-protected species, non-respect of the minimum exploitable diameter and unlawful transportation of timber. This follow-up project is therefore aimed at consolidating the achievements of the former project and especially expanding the capacity building processes and activities to ensure better control, law enforcement, transparency and traceability to deter and/or reduce illegal logging and associated trade.
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Project document E-PD-839-17-R1-M-Cameroon.pdf