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Cameroon's Forest Estate, December 2009
(from Forest Atlas of Cameroon: Open Data)
on September 15, 2015.
updated 2 months ago.
<div>Since 2002, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife of</div><div>Cameroon (MINFOF) are working together to build national capacity to monitor and manage</div><div>forests through the use of remote sensing and modern techniques of information management.</div><div>The two principal objectives of this collaboration are: (1) To develop an integrated and easy</div><div>to access forest information management system based on standardized methods; and</div><div>(2) To train MINFOF and forest sector NGO staff in remote sensing, geographic information</div><div>systems (GIS) and database mangement, in order to effectively operate this data management</div><div>system. Together, this information is assembled in the Interactive Forest Atlas of Cameroon.</div><div>The first version of the Atlas was launched in February 2005 and has been continuously</div><div>updated and expanded since that initial iteration, in order that it best serve the needs of forest</div><div>managers. Within the framework of this collaboration, a complete cartographic database has</div><div>been put in place; containing the different forest titles, protected areas and forest infrastructure</div><div>of Cameroon. This map represents a snapshot in time of the Forest Estate's status in</div><div>Cameroon, extracted from the Forest Atlas database.</div><div><br /></div><div><div>The data used in the production of this map has been assembled by a joint team composed of</div><div>personnel from the World Resources Institute (WRI), the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife</div><div>(MINFOF) and other partners, including: Centre Technique de la Foresterie Communale</div><div>(CTFC), GTZ-PROPSFE. Alongside these, Projet RIGG and Tropical Forest Trust (TFT) also</div><div>actively participated in the data validation process.</div></div><div><br /></div><div><div>This map is produced by the WRI and MINFOF with the support of the United States</div><div>Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Central Africa Regional Program</div><div>for the Environment (CARPE). This initiative is also supported with software contributions from: ESRI and Leica Geosystems.</div></div>