We would like to inform you that on Dec. 10-11, 2015 we will hold in Buea, Cameroon a workshop aimed at participants representing rainforest protected areas in the region and wildlife conservation organizations. We are happy to confirm attendance already of representatives from Korup, Takamanda, and Mt. Cameroon NPs in Cameroon and Cross River NP in Nigeria, as well as Dja Biosphere Reserve, Ebo forest, Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve, and Banyang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary. Representatives of the Ministry of Forest and Wildlife (MINFOF) for Southwest Region and Yaounde will also attend, as well as members of conservation NGOs (WWF, WCS, ZSL, and KRCS) and academic institutions (University of Oxford, James Madison University, Cornell University, University of Buea).
During the workshop we will present results from our 2-year acoustic monitoring grid in Korup NP, discuss with participants the advantages and challenges of implementing an acoustic monitoring protocol as part of protected area management strategies in their own area, and develop plans for rolling out acoustic monitoring as a tool for systematically designing and evaluating anti-poaching patrols in new areas.
There is limited capacity for new places, but if you work closely for a rainforest protected area in Central Africa and believe that you would benefit from attending this workshop, please contact us.
We will report on the developments agreed during the workshop here.