The United Nations Development Program, UNDP, has donated a consignment of biodiversity conservation equipments to the Cameroon Government.
The equipments were handed over to the Minister of Forests and Wildlife Tuesday January 5, 2021 by the resident representative of the UNDP in Cameroon, Alasane Ba.
The biodiversity conservation equipments consists of;
– An all season Toyota Land Cruiser,
– 08 Yamaha AG 100 Motorcycles,
– 135 Camping tents of up to 3 persons,
– Variety camping bags,
– 08 Smart mobile cybertracker
– 70 Touches,
– 12 GPSMAP,
– 20 Infrared cameras,
– 120 Forest knives,
– 07 Walkie-talkies,
– 07 Photo cameras.
While handing over the equipments, the resident representative of the UNDP in Cameroon, Alasane Ba, told the beneficiaries to make good use of them especially in the anti-poaching fight.
He equally promised that the UNDP will re-examime the terms of the project to better suite the beneficiary communities in the future.
“Besides these equipments you see, we have also renovated some biodiversity conservation offices in the Cameroon basins and equipped them with up to date office materials.” Alasane Ba said.
The consignment was received on behalf of the Minister of Forests and Wildlife by the secretary general of the Ministry, Joseph Nyongwen.
He seized the occasion to thank the UNDP for helping the Government promote biodiversity efforts in the country and fighting poaching.
Conservators were also present at the ceremony to receive their own packages from the Ministry.
“We are grateful for these gifts, fighting poaching in the forest and especially at nights is usually difficult but with these equipments, our activities shall be boosted” a conservator told News Upfront.
The Tridom II Project it should be noted is the integrated and transboundary conservation of biodiversity in the basins of the Republic of Cameroon.
The cost of the project is close to 75 Million FCFA.