Our Sudcam concession runs adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Dja Faunal Reserve, home to many species of conservation concern, including vulnerable forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis), endangered chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and critically endangered western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) – classified according to the IUCN Red List. In 2013, 2018 and 2022 we signed 5-year conventions assisting the Dja Reserve’s fight against poaching. Equally, biodiversity monitoring, anti-poaching patrols, staff training and local community engagement add to our efforts in protecting these species. Sustainable hunting is permitted by indigenous communities for subsistence purposes that does not cause decline of local species populations.
Species and habitat conservation: We prioritise multiple methods of species and habitat conservation management within our concessions. This includes: informative signs to raise awareness of the local endangered species, monitoring deforestation and fires, and patrols.
Protecting the land from illegal activities: Additionally, the forest areas, natural ecosystems and plantations are protected from illegal activities. This includes patrols, informative signs and guards where appropriate, and awareness meetings for employees in order to prevent illegal activities.
With 62% of our Cameroon plantation to remain non-planted, including 8,000 hectares of High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock land, this reserve further represents our active role in protecting the unique habitats that exist in the Congo basin.