The Association of Biodiversity and Conservation through the support from IDEA WILD has donated assorted field equipment worth 2.5 million CFA to the Association for Biodiversity Research and Sustainable Development (ABiRSD).
ABiRSD has a vision to conserve, develop and restore important ecosystems in Cameroon with emphasis on Forest, Mountains, Lakes and Mangrove ecosystems through multi disciplinary partnership involving public and private sector. This is seen in the resent donation of field equipment by IDEA WILD to reinforce biodiversity protection and conservation in Cameroon.
The equipment was handed over to ABiRSD management led by the Executive Director Mr. Njumbe Peter Salle at ABiRSD head office on November 10, 2016. These equipment include: Garmin eTrex 10 handheld GPS Navigator, transcend 16GB SDHC class 10 flash memory card up to 30MB/s (TS16GSDHC10E), Nikon COOLPIX S33 Waterproof digital camera (Blue), Refurbished tent, vortex optics Diamondback 8×42 Roof Prism Binoculars.
The equipment which was handed over to ABiRSD by IDEA WILD will greatly help in the data collection in the field including the safety of the staff and researchers. The equipment will be used in the field to identify locations and monitoring of biological species especially threatened and endangered species and produce distribution maps. It will also produce good images for better clarity and interpretation of field results.
Executive Director of ABiRSD said the equipment are new and unique with inbuilt
GPS coordinates and water proof. He was optimistic that the equipment will help
the Association for Biodiversity Research and Sustainable Development (ABiRSD) in
the field of research and conservation by producing quality results for the
organization and for partners.
Mr. Njumbe Peter Salle of ABiRSD applauded IDEA WILD for the kind donation saying it marked the beginning of partnership and project implementation between the two organizations. He also called on other funders and partners of good will to copy the example IDEAL WILD in the protection and conservation of the last surviving species on our continent in particular and the world at large. He said the handling and use of the equipment will be personally supervised by him to ensure durability and sustainability of the donated equipment.
ABiRSD CEO Appreciated equipment donated by IDEA WILD