The Implementation of Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) for the Kribicampo Area in Cameroon (Main report)
(FINAL DRAFT REPORT) The management of coastal areas has during the last ten years received considerable attention and got a prominent place on the international agenda in connection with UNCED in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and Johannesburg Summit on sustainable development in 2002 and the passing of agenda 21, chapter 17. In the Kribi Campo area, growing tourism, oil and gas activities, fisheries, agro industries, physical development are competing for dominance. The threats imposed by economic development activities are increasing due to settlement of many development projects such as hotels building, planning of a deep sea port project in Grand Batanga, oil exploitation platform at Ebome. The area has sensitive habitats and rich biodiversity zones (Campo Ma’an National Park for example,). Human impacts such as those described in the Kribi-Campo coastal area by previous studies, coupled with global climate change, place continuous pressure on coastal environments. In addition conflicts of interest arise from demand for coastal space and resources. It is important to clarify the rules of access and control of resources.
30 apr. 2014