Abakum attends 2013 PASA Education Workshop in Cameroon

Education Officer Abakum Owai, represented CERCOPAN at the annual Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance (PASA) Education workshop, hosted this year in Yaounde Cameroon.  The workshop, focusing on the theme ‘Human Wildlife Conflict’ drew participants from primate sanctuaries across Africa, in addition to representatives from Disney, PASA and the conservation sector. PASA runs three workshops a year, on Management, more »

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Tired of waiting for the job market to recover? We need you!

As you can probably imagine, in times of recession, priorities adjust and the environment takes a backseat to more immediate human needs, issues and services. People are less willing to donate, companies less willing to sponsor, trusts and foundations scale down and umbrella organisations tighten their belts. This translates into extremely difficult times for small more »

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Site visit by Tusk Trust USA Executive Director

Tusk Trust has supported CERCOPAN’s forest conservation activities since 2009, providing an important steady funding source for our long-term conservation efforts. This month, Tusk Trust USA Executive Director Meredith Ogilvie-Thompson visited our project in Nigeria to witness first-hand the programmes implemented by CERCOPAN. Over the course of eight days, Meredith was introduced to the various more »

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Community conservation club sows seeds of change

In 2012, CERCOPAN constructed a tree nursery at the secondary school of Iko Esai. The students were trained to raise seedlings from the over 3,000 seeds collected in the community forest by CERCOPAN´s research assistants. Then, over the course of several days, community members united to plant out the seedlings in previously degraded areas. While more »

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CERCOPAN welcomes new Protected area manager

This month we welcomed our new Protected Area Manager, Richard Mundy. A UK citizen, Richard spent the last 12 years working as Senior Scientist for the RPS Group in Ireland, and recently undertook placements in Afghanistan for the Conservation Organisation of the Afghan Mountains/UNEP, and Guinea-Bissau for Plan International. Richard holds a BSc in Environmental more »

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