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Jul03

Importance of Ecotourism for Gorilla Conservation

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Importance of Ecotourism for Gorilla Conservation

The Virunga Mountains are well known for their populations of mountain gorillas – an endangered species found only in the border area between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The area hosts more than a million visitors per year resulting in significant tourism revenue. The majority of the revenues comes from tourists who come for a Mountain gorilla trekking experience.

May31

Cameroon's first-ever P3DM project launched

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Cameroon's first-ever P3DM project launched

A three-dimensional model of part of the Cameroon Highlands has been unveiled by the African Conservation Foundation and ERuDeF on Monday 30 May in an official ceremony at the Southwest Regional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF). A Participatory 3D Mapping project has been conducted earlier this month in communities surrounding the proposed Tofala-Mone East Wildlife Corridor in South West Cameroon.

Oct16

New protected area established for world's rarest ape, the Cross River Gorillas in South West Cameroon

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New protected area established for world's rarest ape, the Cross River Gorillas in South West Cameroon

After 10 years of conservation action and preparations, Prime Minister of Cameroon Philémon Yang has signed a Decree to officially create Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in South West Cameroon. 

Mar11

75,000 people call on Cameroon government to establish new Cross River Gorilla reserves

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75,000 people call on Cameroon government to establish new Cross River Gorilla reserves

Nearly 75,000 people have signed a petition started by the African Conservation Foundation to support the establishment of a Cross River gorilla reserve in Cameroon. People from around the world expressed their concerns about the protected status of these critically endangered great apes.

Jun25

New Conservation Complex Will Protect Critically Endangered Cross River Gorillas in the Cameroon Highlands

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New Conservation Complex Will Protect Critically Endangered Cross River Gorillas in the Cameroon Highlands

In Cameroon, populations of Cross River gorillas can be found in the Lebialem Highlands: a biodiversity hotspot in one of the wettest places on earth. A new cluster of protected areas will protect Cross River Gorillas and an important watershed for the benefit of all Cameroonians.

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