Kom Forest


 

OUR OBJECTIVES IN THE KOM FOREST


1. RESEARCH


- Studying the population of chimpanzees and the community of monkeys in order to learn more about their ecology and behaviour, which will aid in formulating and enacting conservation strategies
- Inventorying the species of amphibians, reptiles, bats, and ungulates
- Establishing a research center
- Studying the plant diversity and the phenology of the trees

2. SENSITIZATION


- Creating an environmental club for local pupils;
- Supporting local schools by providing environmental courses;
- Supporting the villagers in adopting more sustainable ways to use the resources of the forest.

3. PROTECTION


- Creating an environmental club for local pupils;
- Upgrading the status and demarcations of the Kom forest: the Ellioti Project found a significant portion of chimpanzee nests outside of the Kom-Wum forest reserve's boundaries, which means that new demarcations should be established in order to include all the nesting sites of the Kom forest.