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Project Name: Nkor Watershed Regeneration II

Number of Trees to be Planted: 50,000

Directly Benefits: 2,500 people of the Nkor village

Location: Cameroon

Year: 2011

Goals

  • Reforest 247 acres in a watershed area
  • Improve water quality and quantity by reducing erosion
  • Provide tree nursery education to community members

 

Notable Highlights

American Forests is partnering with Apiculture and Nature Conservation (ANCO) and the local Nkor Watershed Protection Committee in Cameroon to reforest areas of submontane forest that have been overexploited.

As a consequence of deforestation, people have been experiencing shortages of water, traditional medicinal plants, and fuel wood. Between 1980 and 2002, water availability had decreased by 50%. New trees will stabilize the areas and help replenish the water supply.  

This project is a continuation of the 2010 project, which has planted 48,645 trees in the region. The 2010 project also provided job opportunities for community members.


Villagers learn about growing trees from seeds.

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