Dom, Bamenda Highlands Phase 2: reducing forest fragmentation and protecting what remains
Building on the successful surveys 2006-2007 that provided The Plants of Dom, Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon: A Conservation Checklist (see project) we are now seeking resources to continue collaborative surveys in the area of other forest patches to provide a basis for their protection and management, with the National Herbarium of Cameroon, and with our local partners in NW Region, the conservation NGO ANCO. We also intend to continue helping ANCO with its reforestation efforts with local communities so that forest fragments can be reunited and ultimately, enlarged.
North West Region is a high priority for conservation action because already c. 96% of the original forest cover of the Bamenda Highlands has been lost and those fragments which remain are fast being lost to agriculture small-holders. These fragments contain the last populations of endemic Bamendan species which were once widespread in the highlands.