PRACTICAL CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (PRACOND)
PRACOND is a non-profit and apolitical environmental conservation association created on the 12th of December 2022 in conformity with article 7 of Law No. 90/053 of 19th of December 1990 of the Republic of Cameroon with the registration number No.046 ARDA/ F.34/SAAJP. We work on biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management, community development, and livelihood improvement in Cameroon. We cooperate with local communities, partner with Cameroonian Universities, and deepen cooperation with international research institutions to protect Cameroon’s rich biodiversity.
To create an environment where local communities coexist with biodiversity, sustainably utilize biodiversity resources, preserve nature, and integrate environmental laws into Cameroon’s development programs.
To conserve biodiversity, build capacity, encourage sustainable exploitation of natural resources by local communities living around protected areas in Cameroon, improve their livelihood, and link them with national and international biodiversity conservation and research organizations.
We aim to foster sustainable development through research, community livelihood improvement, conservation education, and human capital development skills. Our main objective is to conserve Cameroon’s rich biodiversity with a particular focus on threatened species, promote participatory community development, and ensure sustainability by improving the livelihood of communities living around protected areas in Cameroon.
OUR SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
- To protect, restore and maintain Cameroon’s rich wildlife through research, biodiversity conservation, and education in its high-value conservation areas.
- To improve community livelihood through sustainable agriculture and community development.
- To build youth’s capacity and empower them in the education sector and techniques in monitoring and reporting biodiversity.
- To promote networking with local, national, and international organizations to improve biodiversity research and conservation in Cameroon.