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Cameroon Rainforest: Economic Crisis, Rural Poverty, Biodiversity: Local Communities in the Lomié Region

Phil René Oyono
Ambio
Vol. 27, No. 7 (Nov., 1998), pp. 557-559
Published by: Springer on behalf of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4314790
Page Count: 3
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Abstract

The Lomié region, located east of the Dja Faunal Reserve, is characteristic of the Cameroon humid forest biodiversity. The ecosystem has a rich and diverse fauna and flora, notably tree species. Since the end of the 1980s, the use of biodiversity resources has been motivated for the creation of income. The current economic crisis and the Structural Adjustment Program that followed are the sources of this evolution. The IUCN/DJA Project, implemented at the beginning of 1996 by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and its partners, aims to conserve the Dja Faunal Reserve and promote sustainable use of biodiversity by local people. Meanwhile, data collected through the main tools of the Participatory Rural Appraisal method have shown that there is an aggravation of proverty and a serious erosion of biodiversity in the region. This paper gives a qualitative description of this context and opens up some prospects.

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