Nigeria, Cameroon Join Forces to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

In a significant step for regional conservation efforts, Nigeria and Cameroon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to tackle trans-border wildlife trafficking and promote sustainable management of forestry and wildlife resources.

The agreement, signed by Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Balarabe Abbas, and Cameroon’s Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Jules Doret Ndongo, establishes a framework for joint action. This will include combating the illegal wildlife trade, a pressing threat to Africa’s biodiversity.

“This MoU marks a milestone in our collaboration with Cameroon,” said Minister Abbas. “By working together, we can strengthen enforcement measures and disrupt the networks fueling wildlife trafficking.”

The MoU signifies a commitment to establish joint patrols, share intelligence, and improve communication between wildlife authorities on both sides of the border. This collaboration is crucial for protecting endangered species like elephants, pangolins, and chimpanzees, which are particularly vulnerable to trafficking routes.

The agreement extends beyond wildlife, encompassing the sustainable management of forestry resources. This will involve information exchange on best practices and collaboration to prevent deforestation and promote responsible forest management.

The signing comes amidst growing recognition of the environmental and economic costs of wildlife trafficking. The illegal trade not only decimates animal populations but also undermines sustainable development and fuels corruption.

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