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Cameroon : Indicators

2011 > 20 Key Indicators

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Freedom of Information Law

Although there is no specific freedom of information law, the Constitution and certain national laws recognise the right to information. These documents are accessible from internet sites. Read more...

National Forest Policy

The national forest policy is accessible on demand from the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife and also in the internet. Read more...

Codified Forest Laws and Norms

The forest law and the implementing regulations are available on request from the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife, and there is an effort is make it widely available on the internet. Read more...

Signed International Trade Agreements on Forests

The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) was signed on 6 October 2010 and ratified by the European Union on 19 January 2011 and Cameroon on 19 August 2011 respectively. It is accessible on the website of the European Union. Read more...

Provisions for Transparency in Forest Laws

The 1993 Forest Policy, the sub-regional agreements signed by Cameroon and the Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the European Union all insist on the participation of local communities and transparency as prerequisites for the implementation of sustainable forest management. Read more...

Legal Recognition of Customary and Traditional Rights

Recognition of customary rights in the forest law is limited to a right to insecure and restricted personal consumption of resources. Read more...

Legally Recognised Procedure for Consultation on New Forest-Related Norms

There are no procedures setting out the method of consultation to be used when developing new policies. Read more...

Law Recognising Right to Free Prior Informed Consent

There is no law that recognizes the right of communities to give consent on the use of forests. Read more...

National Land Tenure Policy

The only existing document is a zoning plan for Southern Cameroon forests, which is available on request from the administration and on the Internet. Read more...

Land Ownership and Forest Use Maps

Maps of property titles are available but they do not hold information on small titles. These maps are available at the divisional level and on the Internet. Read more...

Regulated Permit System for Commercial Logging Operations

Commercial forestry operations are regulated. The permits are available but are accessible only to the head office of the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife Read more...

Legal Requirement for Stakeholder Consultation before Allocation of Commercial Logging Permits

There is no legal obligation for consultation before issuing permits for commercial forestry. Read more...

Verification Process (Due Diligence) of the Eligibility of Permit Applicants

There is an independent observer for the allocation of logging permits, but it is not applicable to small titles. In addition, their reports are never made public. Read more...

Forest Management Plans

The elaboration of management plans and / or management of Forest Management Units (FMU), protected areas, community forests, communal forests and private forests is mandatory, but they are partially available on request or on the Internet. Read more...

Regulation of Environmental Services

To date, there are no regulations for environmental services. Read more...

Strategic Environmental Assessment of Development Priorities

Priorities for land use are not determined according to a formal strategic process. Read more...

Independent Monitoring of Forest Governance and Operations

There is an independent observer whose reports are made public after approval by a Review Committee set up by the Minister of Forests and Wildlife. Read more...

Forestry Tax Collection and Funding Systems

A decree regulates the management and redistribution of income from logging, but information on the amounts collected and distributed are not routinely made available. Read more...

Forest Infractions

Lists of forest offenders are published by the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife but at irregular intervals. Read more...

Annual Forest Authority Report

Annual reports are produced but not publicly released. Read more...
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