Improving forest governance for Cross River gorillas and Nigerian farmers
WCS - Wildlife Conservation Society
Host Country Institutions:
CAMM Conservation Association Mbe Mountains, MCCF Ministry of Climate Change and Forestry, CRIN Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Boki LGA Boki Local Government Area
The project will protect critically endangered Cross River gorillas by providing economic incentives (through improved livelihoods) and governance incentives (through land tenure) for rural communities to improve conservation and governance of a community-managed protected area — Nigeria’s Mbe Mountains - and a critically important adjacent forests.
Critical habitat for Cross River gorillas in Nigeria’s Mbe Mountains is legally recognized and effectively co-managed, benefitting 12,000 people from improved cocoa production, bush mango harvesting and watershed protection.