Characterization of a population of medium and large mammals in the Reserve Dja Wildlife: Potential and threats




In order to contribute to the process of the management plan revision of Dja Biosphere Reserve, a diurnal mammal census has been carried out by the dja rangers under the supervision of IUCN from the 15th march to 6th June 2015. The main focus of this census concerned forest elephants, lowland western gorillas and chimpanzees.


An indirect survey based on a combined recce and line transect method has been used. Also for analysis, some bio statistical and GIS software have been put into contribution.


As main results of the study, roughly 17 mammal species have been identified. The artiodactyls constitute the main representative group. The densities of elephants, low land gorillas and chimpanzees have been estimated to 0,002, 0,030 and 0,029 giving a total number of 820, 15994 and 15100 individuals for the above species.


The main treats are the results of human activities essentially led by poaching. Less proportion of timber exploitation activities indexes have been noticed in the eastern part of the reserve. Human pressures are highly noted in eastern, south and north-western sectors of the reserve. Animal activities have their high indexes from south-western to north-eastern sectors of Dja fauna reserve.

To reduce the impact of these treats, two recommendations have been formulated as follows:


  • Intensify anti-poaching patrols within the Dja fauna reserve with the creation of 04 in forest permanent based camps inside the protected area;


  • Develop an approach of sensitization of local population that will enhance their engagement for an active participation in the fight against poaching and notably ivory black market traffic. This approach has to promote the appropriation of bush meat alternatives projects and income generating activities by local populations for their well being.


For more Information, please check: HERE


Go back


WWF: Rainforest deforestation more than doubled under cover of coronavirus -DW

Tropical rainforests shrank by 6,500 square kilometers in March — an area seven times the size of Berlin. Criminal groups are taking advantage of the pandemic and the unemployed are getting desperate, the WWF said.

Read more …

Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update April 2020

"At a time when many countries are beginning their gradual deconfinement and when there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon of returning to normal life, I wanted to share with you some good news that also fills us with hope for the future of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park."

Read more …

Resources and follow-up from the virtual FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Roundtable

Last April 30th FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners organized a virtual Roundtable on Territorial Perspectives for Development, in which over 170 people participated.

Read more …

ATIBT -CBFP: Private Sector mobilized around the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany

ATIBT co-facilitated the mobilization of the private sector of the timber sector to participate in the first meeting of the private sector college of Congo Basin Forest Partnership with the new facilitator Dr Christian Ruck and his team German Facilitation.

Read more …

Development and institutionalization of a PAFC certification system for the Congo basin: opening of the second public consultation on Sustainable Forest Management Certification Standard, 23 May 2020 - 22 June 2020

This second public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days from tomorrow Saturday the 23rd of May 2020 and will be closed on Monday the 22nd of June 2020. The public consultation is open to all stakeholders of forest management in the Congo Basin interested in participating to the PAFC Congo Basin certification standards development process.

Read more …

Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response – Fern

These efforts go hand in hand with ensuring continued responsible management of natural resources and preventing unsustainably and illegally sourced forest commodities. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, forest-monitoring organisations Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF) and Réseau des observateurs indépendants des ressources naturelles (RENOI) are set to carry out COVID awareness-raising in at-risk forest areas, and will also assess COVID’s impact on forest management and governance commitments under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Across the Congo Basin, fears that a proper lack of oversight may put forests and forest peoples in danger are looming despite emerging initiatives.

Read more …

22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future."

Read more …

CBFP News Archive


There are no news items for this period.