Campaign against illegal bushmeat trade
Managing human-wildlife conflicts
Promoting positive interactions
Agriculture and Bioconservation Organization for Youth Empowerment and Rural Development.InCAMEROON
ABOYERD is a nonprofit, non-denominational, apolitical organization with reg n0: NW/GP/001/17/16274 in conformity with law No 92/006 of 14th August 1992 of the republic of Cameroon.
Promote the protection of wildlife,assure a future for them, their ecosystems and the human communities that depend on them within rural areas across Cameroon through sustainable community development, education, responsible tourism, and wildlife research.
ABOYERD has a dedicated, passionate team of young dynamic professionals bringing a broad spectrum of skills and experience to the organization. ABOYERD believes that people are the key to successful programs and projects both at organizational level and at community level. Our team works with grassroots people to provide support at every stage of the project process, from initial planning through to implementation and evaluation.
ABOYERD-CAMEROON Bridging Wildlife Conservation and Livelihoods for a Safer Future
Dr. TAKU AWA II holds a PhD in Applied Ecology and Conservation from the University of Reading in the UK. He is currently a lecturer in Applied Ecology and wildlife Management at the University of Dschang, Cameroon. Dr. Taku Awa II is a seasoned teacher/researcher specialized in Applied Ecology and Ornithology with knowledge and experience in ecological assessment methods: able to structure research projects and capture data of sufficient quality and quantity into databases that facilitates integration and interpretation of highly dimensional data. Possess leadership and expertise to plan, develop, organize and implement ecological research programs, providing cutting edge ecological and policy solutions to environmental risks and contributing to overcome research and conservation challenges. Besides teaching and research, he is a qualified environmentalist with relevant experience in environmental compliance and regulatory management, environmental and social impact assessment, environmental monitoring, auditing and incident reporting, waste management, natural resource management and rehabilitation of disturbed landscapes.
AGHAH VALERY BINDA has over eight years of experience as a teacher of environmental science and over three years of experience in biodiversity conservation with special interest in using social and economic incentives to strengthen biodiversity conservation in biodiversity-rich but financially poor rural communities. He is an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) West Africa Emerging Leaders Program, Accra-Ghana. Valery is Africa Section liaison of the conference committee of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) where he is part of a global community of conservation professionals dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving Earth's biological diversity, and also doubles as Secretary General of the Cameroon Chapter of the society. He holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Ecology and Wildlife Management at the University of Dschang, Cameroon where he also serves as an Ambassador for Environmental Science without Borders (ESWB), under the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science, University of California Los Angeles. Valery is so passionate about the protection of nature in its entirety and is committed to using biodiversity conservation in ensuring zero poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, and clean water and sanitation in rural communities.
It is ABOYERD’s believe that unless you offer a viable sustainable alternative livelihood, then any other intervention is really going to just displace or postpone anthropogenic threats to biodiversity. In order to reduce peoples’ dependence and hence pressure on ecosystems, ABOYERD is currently involved in building their capacity in alternative sources of livelihood with special interest in agricultural activities. ABOYERD does not only.....
Conservation problems result from human activities. Accordingly, conservation solutions require the modification, cessation or replacement of those activities, and achieving this relies upon public support and action. We believe that the most effective approach in handling this is to target and transform the mindsets of local custodians of biodiversity-rich areas, while providing them with appropriate conservation incentives.
IIt is our believe that effective conservation management will be achieved by setting clear priorities for research with the aid of stakeholders, implementing well designed research projects, building the capacity for research, and clearly communicating the results to stakeholders. ABOYERD is currently involved in scientific research on wildlife species including birds such as the Bannerman’s turaco and the Banded Wattle-eye, mammals such as pangolins, black colobus, chimpanzees and gorillas, and endemic species of amphibians.
The basic tool to Africa’s development is based on agriculture. This includes breeding of animals, plants and fungi for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.
It is no doubt the world today and that of tomorrow lies in the hands of youths. When children and young people are encouraged to take charge of their lives, addressing their situation and taking action in order to improve their access to resources.
Human influence has destroyed biological diversity up to an extent where human intervention is required to abate the situation. For conservation research, policy coordination and strategic support to be successfully implemented, and for inclusive and participatory approaches to conservation to be properly executed, a healthy human population is essential.