WHINCONET
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Western Highlands Nature
Conservation Network
(WHINCONET), Cameroon.

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  • Mission: Promotion of sustainable practices in biodiversity and natural resources management.
  • Motto: Partnership in Conservation.
  • Contact: P.O. Box 5150, Bamenda, NWP, Cameroon.
  • Tel.: (+237) 771 5651
  • E-mail: whinconet@yahoo.com

INTRODUCTION

  • WHINCONET is a network of NGOs, Associations and CBOs founded in 2002 and recognized by the Cameroon government.
  • GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE: North West, West and South West provinces of Cameroon. The Western Highland eco-region according to WWF is a biodiversity hotspot with a chain of mountains (Mt Cameroon (4095m –highest and Mt Oku or Kilum (3011m-second highest peak) and Lakes (Oku, Awing, Barombi, Wum etc).

WHINCONET OBJECTIVES

  • MAIN:To enhance biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation.
  • SPECIFIC

    Enhance biodiversity conservation & sustainable management of natural resources through networking.

  • Share experiences & information on biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources.
  • Organize workshops,seminars,training etc. for her members in order to build their capacity.
  • Provide a forum where member organisations can appreciate the capacities available so that collaboration in project planning,implementation and or evaluation can be fostered.
  • Collaboration with other networks,projects,and organisations having similar objectives be they provincial,regional,national or international.

AREAS OF INTERVENTION

  • Community forestry
  • Ecological monitoring.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Capacity Building for Member organisation
  • Conflict management
  • Information sharing
  • Facilitation of marketing of Non-Timber Forest Products.
  • Consultancies (Baseline survey,monitoring,EIA,drawing of SMPs for community forests etc)
  • Promotion of sustainable farming systems and income generating activities.

ORGANISATIONAL SET UP



GA: General Assembly
COC: Coordinating Committee
FSC: Finance Sub-Committee
PSC: Projects Sub-Committee
IPSC: Information/Publicity Sub-Committee
CMSC: Conflict Management Sub-committee.

MEMBERSHIP

NO ORGANISATION CONTACTS
1 Apicultural & Nature Conservation (ANCO) P.O Box 5150,Bamenda,
Tel.237 7715651
E-mail:anco@adpost.com
2 Society of Initiatives in Rural Development & Environmental Protection (SIRDEP) P.o.Box 682,Bamenda.
Tel 237 750 14 56
E-mail:sirdep02@yahoo.com
3 Watershed Task Group (WTG) P.o Box 570,Bamenda.
Tel:237 772 74 82
E-mail: wtgcam@yahoo.co.uk
4 Organisation for Rural Development & Environmental Protection (ORDEP) P.OBox2156,Bafut
Tel.237 7674055
E-mail: ordep_cam@yahoo.com
5 Volunteer Group for Agro-Silvo-Pastoral Development (VOGASPAD P.o Box 870,Bamenda
Tel:237 796 43 65
E-mail: vogaspad@justice.com
6 Environment & Rural Development Foundation (ERUDEF) P.o Box 102,Menji,SWP
Tel .237 738 74 53
E-mail: erudef@yahoo.com
7 Forest & Agro-forestry Promoters (FAP) P.o Box 2 Ndop
Tel.237 783 98 43
E-mail: forestagrofor@yahoo.com
8 Association of Oku Forest Management Institutions (ASSOFOMI) P.o Box 146,kumbo
Tel.237 723 25 91
E-mail: yunngek@yahoo.co.uk
9 Association of Kom Forest Management Institution (ASSOKOFOMI) P.o Box.275, Boyo,
NWP ,Bamenda
10 Mbiame Community Forest Management Institution Mbiame Village
C/o P.o Box 5150,Bamenda
11 Community Forest TA-ASH-EM P.o Box,52 Jakiri,Bamenda
12 Mount Cameroon Eco-tourism Organisation (Mt.CEO) P.O Box 66 Buea ,
Tel .237 758 45 93
E-mail: mountceo@yahoo.co.uk
13 Green Care P.O Box 141,Kumbo
Tel.237 732 34 07
14 Community Initiative for Sustainable Development (COMINSUD) P.o Box 356, Bamenda
Tel.237 766 64 84
E-mail: cominsud_ngo@yahoo.com
15 PFPF  
16 CIRDEN  
17 BIKOV  
18 Rural Development through Apiculture
(RUDA)
Victoria Garden Hotel
Limbe Botanic Garden
Limbe
Tel: 721 23 77/773 26 16
E-mail: redahoney@yahoo.com
19 Centre For Promotion Of Conservation Agriculture
(CEPROCA)
P.O. Box 13 Kumbo,
Bui Division,
N.W. Province, Cameroon
Tel.: (+237) 762 7217
E-Mail: ceproca@yahoo.co.uk


PARTNERS

  • DUTCH DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (SNV)
  • CAMEROON BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION SOCIETY (CBCS)-Affiliate Birdlife International
  • LIMBE BOTANICAL GARDENS (LBG)
  • MINISTRY OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE (MINFOF)
  • MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE PROTECTION (MINEP)
  • INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR IMPACT ASSESSMENT (IAIA)
  • WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTER(former ICRAF)

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