RE: Join SteemPact! Empowering Change Together – Week #1
thanks a lot @steempact for encouraging me to nominate our conservation program.
Our goal is to save and restore 1000 hectares of Misty Mountain Forest (called Abongphen Highland Forest) by 2025.
Our main objectives are protection and restoration of forest, raising education and awareness, improving of living standards of locals and research & ecotourism.
The Abongphen Highland Forest (misty mountain type) lies in the Kedjom-Keku area, whose name translates to the People of the Forest. It is a source of drinking water for millions of people and it is the natural habitat of the most threatened chimpanzee subspecies, the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee, as well as hundreds of other endemic organisms of the Bamenda Highlands. Due to unsustainable development practices, the forest currently covers a mere 2% of its original area.