World Water Day 2018
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
Join us to commemorate this year’s Word Water Day on Thursday 22/03/18 at the Misty Mountain conservation center at Abongphen in Kedjom-Keku (Big Babanki) under the theme ‘’Nature for Water”.
The misty mountain forest lies in the Kedjom-Keku area, whose name translates to “People of the Forest.” It is a source of drinking water for millions of people and it is the natural habitat for one of the most threatened chimpanzee subspecies, the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) as well as other endangered and endemic species such as the Bannerman’s tauraco (Tauraco bannermani) and Banded Wattle Eye (Platyesteira laticincta) of the Bamenda Highlands.
Due to unsustainable development practices, the forest currently covers a mere 2% of its original area. The extreme decrease in its size is the cause of significant climate changes that have occurred in the region in the past 20 years. The amount of water in regional rivers has drastically declined and so has its quality. Local water sources are polluted by chemicals from farms and faeces from cattle pastures. People living in or around the forest keep on burning more forests for farm or grazing land.
There is no life without water and water comes from nature. In a bid to draw us closer to nature and raise awareness on the different environmental malpractices taking place in one of the biodiversity hotspots and main water catchments in Kedjom-Keku and Bamenda, we wish to invite you to join us to commemorate this day in Abongphen, Big Babanki.
We depart from Bamenda to Abongphen on Thursday at 09:00AM. There is going to be hiking, forest fencing, football for nature and a night at the forest.
Contact 671 82 24 24 for more details