Cameroon Reforestation Project

We are growing and facilitating the planting of one million trees per year for three years. Totalling three million, these will include shade and fruit trees on community-owned land, and a diversity of indigenous species towards an existing protected area, providing a biodiversity buffer.

Project Cameroon Afforestation

Why develop the land for afforestation?

The Congo Basin of which Cameroon is a part of loses 11 million hectares of forest cover every year. DGB’s project partner, Green Zone Ltd, has significant experience in the agri and agroforestry sector in Cameroon. They have the required local knowledge, position in the community and on-the-ground capability to rapidly reforest large swathes of degraded land.

Emissions reduction

This kind of projects, provides habitat for forested areas that cover four-fifths of terrestrial biodiversity, filters water and improves the quality of life of communities.

Replanting trees and vegetation

Replanting trees projects, basically helps to sequester carbon from the atmosphere by fixing carbon dioxide in the soil, the roots, the trunk and the leaves.

What we’ve achieved with this project:

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Trees Being Planted

5,1M+

Ton CO2 To Be Captured

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Hectare To Be Protected

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Reforestation in the Centre Region of Cameroon

Green Zone Ltd, has significant experience in the agri and agroforestry sector in Cameroon. They have the required local knowledge, position in the community and on-the-ground capability to rapidly reforest large swathes of degraded land. Their role will be the day-to-day implementation of the project methodology.

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About our technology

We combine the data from a dense network of on the ground sensors, aerial drones and geostationary and orbital satellites, along with machine learning models trained on historical data. This enables DutchGreen to perform extremely high resolution data collection so it can monitor biodiversity, native species of plants, insects, mammals and birds, seasonal migrations and identify critical changes alongside predictions of future activity.

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About this region

Cameroon’s centre region is a French-speaking region occupying 69,000km2 of the country’s so-called ‘central plains’. With a population of more than four million people, the centre region is one of Cameroon’s most densely populated provinces, although much of this population is centred around Yaounde, the capital. With an increasing population, pressure on natural resources is growing year on year. Deforestation, resulting from over-exploitation of resources, is a growing problem, being driven not only by commercial logging but also by the firewood collection activities of the population. However, with high levels of precipitation, a steady climate, and fertile tropical soils, the region is ideal for planting trees and has the potential to reverse deforestation trends. Protected areas in the region, such as Mpem et Djim, have high levels of vegetation diversity and 79 native species of mammals (including small numbers of leopards and lions, as well as Chimpanzees).

Learn more about this project

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural conversion process.

Sustain local and regional water quality by limiting nutrient and sediment inputs to local waterways which result from the conversion of forest land to agriculture.

Conserve fast disappearing streams, wetlands, and forest ecosystems.

Undertake local consultations and develop community projects.

Protect local flora and fauna.

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Team

People on the ground

Nicholas Wall

Project Design Specialist

Theodore Oben

Local Project Manager

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Who we are

We're market leaders in carbon & biodiversity offset globally

We are a project developer of high quality large-scale carbon and biodiversity projects accredited by third-parties.

We’re striving to safeguard the natural world, helping people live more sustainably and take action against deforestation and desertification.