Publication of IM-AGRECO-CEW: Impact of Independent Monitoring (IM) of Forest in Cameroon: Here is the 5th IM-AGRECO-CEW Technical Report


From page 50 to 60, this report describes the impact of the (03) phases of Independent Observation in Cameroon: Global Witness (2000-2005), REM (2005-2009) and AGRECO-CEW (2009-2012).


Please, download the 5th IM-AGRECO-CEW Technical Report


The following methodology was adopted:


♦ Analysis of the 123 reports of Global Witness (118 missions and 05 activity reports), 91 REM reports, 26 AGRECO-CEW reports and of the forest and wildlife-related infractions registry in Cameroon, Issue of 31 January 2012;


♦ Counting of infraction types found in each report and in the registry (2010-2011);


♦ Gathering of data by types of infractions punished by law 94/01 of 20 January 1994 concerning the forestry, fauna and fisheries regime and following the typology adopted by Global Witness and REM for a comparative effect;


♦  Analysis of the frequency of occurrence (in terms of percentage) of each group of infractions recorded during the three intervention periods.


For the other aspects, the consequences of IM-AGRECO-CEW activities and recommendations were analyzed based on the achieved outcomes, resolutions and decisions taken by the MINFOF and her partners.



The mission of IM current phase has had the following impacts to date:


1. The reduction of forest infractions;


2. The identification of persisting recurrent infractions during the 3 IM missions;


3. The improvement of control quality as a whole;


4. The improvement of collaboration and synergies between the different services of the Ministry in charge of Forestry;


5. The funding of control activities (BNC and BRC) by the Forest Fund for the 2011 financial year, following the organization of three budgeted workshops for the planning of control missions nationwide;


6. The effective punishment of infractions followed by the payment of fines and transactions by offenders following the publication of forest and wildlife infraction registry and the conditioning of the withdrawal of secured documents by the settlement of litigation by each offender. As of 30 June 2012, over 230,000,000 (two hundred and thirty millions) CFAF has been paid to the state treasury by perpetrators of forest infractions. Figures for 2010 and 2011 are not available;

7. The stabilization of the management of minor titles through an adapted regulation providing for better control and follow-up;


8. The improvement of public and foresters’ awareness of recurrent forest infractions in Cameroon


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