ECoDAs Cameroon is a legally registered community conservancy membership organization dedicated to conserving biodiversity, restoring and protecting ecologically sensitive ecosystems, increasing local sensitivity towards forests and wildlife, and supporting sustainable livelihood improvement among rural communities through environmental education, integrated landscape and ecological restoration, protection and conservation of wildlife habitats, and building capacities of local communities in integrated livelihood development options.
ECoDAs is also promoting and facilitating sustainable use and governance of natural resources, building effective local people’s institutions and facilitating collaboration among relevant stakeholders.
The core of ECoDAs’ work is engaging and empowering local people for increased community participation and ownership, so they can ultimately secure their livelihoods independently, protect delicate environments, and sustainably manage and benefit from natural resources around them.
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.
If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.