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How ABCG is Engaging the Community to Integrate Biodiversity with Global Health

‘Within the Lobeke National Park in Cameroon, malnutrition is a serious health threat visible especially in infants. Adequate biodiversity conservation associated with improved livelihood of women and availability of quality food for infants, is crucial’ explains Olivier Njounan Tegomo, Collaborative Management Officer, World Wildlife Fund, Cameroon and ABCG-PHE program manager in Southeastern Cameroon.

The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) thematic working group on Global Health Linkages to Biodiversity Conservation: Population, Health and Environment (PHE) has been providing methodological guidance to advance a vision that incorporates health outcomes into biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

This video explains the activities that ABCG has been carrying out with the communities living in Lobeke National Park, Southeastern Cameroon to advance a vision that incorporates health outcomes into biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Watch the video on YouTube here: ABCG’s Community Engagement in Integrating Biodiversity with Global Health

The activities related to nutrition and food security, family planning and sustainable agriculture have enabled the identification of cross-cutting solutions relating to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in communities living in Lobeke National Park.