The curative intervention looks at deforestation, landscaping, watershed management, overfishing, desertification, land and water pollution, by working with affected communities to get into the root cause of the problem (s), identify the solution(s) and mobilize resources to solve the problem (s).
Our daily activities here include:
- ORGANIZING PLASTIC WASTE CLEANUP EVENTS
At E2F with a team of more than 30 volunteers, we organize plastic waste cleanup events on regular bases in communities, landfills, rivers, streams, beaches, highly polluted with plastics waste. The plastics waste (PET, HDPE, LDPE) are picked up, weighed, registered and collected.
- REUSING OF PLASTIC WASTE BOTTLES TO CONSTRUCT ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS
At E2F we reuse the collected plastic waste bottles to construct eco-friendly products which include: Eco-benches, eco-chairs, eco-tables, bulb coverings and paving tiles (eco-bricks).
- REPLANTING OF MANGROVES PLANTS
At E2F we do mangroves reforestation activities. This is done by direct replanting of saplings and propagules in the degraded mangroves forest sites. The mangroves species mostly replanted are Avecinia spp and Rhizophora spp.
- MANUAL REMOVAL OF INVASIVE SALVINIA PLANT FROM LAKE OSSA
The invasive Salvinia plant is currently the most dangerous threat in the lake Ossa Cameroon. The invasive Salvinia plant has spread more aggressively in the lake especially in the hot-spot of African Manatees the most charismatic species in lake. Presently the Salvinia plant has already occupied more than 20% of the total surface area of the lake. At E2F we organize on a regular bases a participatory manual removal of Salvinia plant using hand nets, baskets, nets through the engagement of the local populations (fishermen).
- TRAININGS AND EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOPS WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ON ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOODS
At E2F we introduce and/or strengthen existing low-cost, easily implementable, low-environmental-impact livelihood activities, supplying communities with either an alternative source of meat protein or an alternative form of income generation, thus decreasing people’s dependency on wild meat , eliminate primary reliance on natural ressources and reducing pressures on our blue nature reserves and parks.
- RUNING ECOTOXICOLOGY STUDY/RESEARCH ON THE WATERS QUALITY
The waters (lakes, rivers, streams and oceans) in Cameroon are threatened by alarming rate of eutrophication, sedimentation and pollution. The pollution originates oaggegated plastics waste, organic waste, effluents and other toxic industrial waste which are dumped in the waters without treatment. At E2F we study and evaluate the physical, chemical, and biological parameters of the waters.
- ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES
At E2F we do environmental education in schools and communities among students, pupils, teachers, fishermen, farmers, traditional leaders, and others.
At the level of local communities we educate and empower the local population on how to use the Community-based Ecological Mangrove Restoration (CBEMR) technique to restore and conserve our mangroves