WPE Eco Tourism

WPE Eco Tourism

WPE – social responsible, nature and culture referring Eco Elephantstourism.

WILD PLANET ECO TOURISM makes your African dreams come true!

Experience the magnificent nature of Cameroon and unique WILDLIFE.

Ancient diverse cultures, which have survived the ages and

breathtaking landscapes!

In Cameroon everything is found what one imagine under Africa. Therefore, Cameroon is also called ” Africa in miniature “. WPE – offers individual Cameroon adventure travel. Discover the unique nature in the congo bassin and you meet real kings, princes or princesses.

Eco Tourism aids the region and offers work for the locals. The acceptance of the project is very high amongst the population. WPE Eco Tourism offers work with a future. Through Eco Tourism, the openness of the population is hightend for issues of nature conservation. Tourists come to enjoy unspoiled nature; if destroyed they go elsewhere.

In Uganda, for example, gorillas and chimpanzees attract on average 20,000 visitors per year. Permits to visit gorillas (at US$500 per visit) and chimpanzees (at US$ 70) brought in US$ 4.7 million dollars in the year 2007 alone.

With hotels and other services, over 70,000 jobs have been

Gorilla face
Gorilla

created, putting tourism at number one in Uganda’s foreign exchange earnings.

Gorilla and chimpanzee tourism has brought into the country on average approximately US$ 300 million dollars per year.

The communities living around the national parks where apes are visited also benefit from a revenue sharing scheme.

To date, over 181 community projects in form of clinics, schools, community centres, bridges, roads, local community camp sites, maize mills, water project, among others have been built from ‘gorilla and chimpanzee money’.

The remaining Nature and Wildlife, that are still existend today, can

Antilope
Antilopes

only be preserved by commercializing nature conservation. WILD PLANET ECOPROJECT is taking a critical and self-critical stand in this regard. Which means, we don’t suggest an ideal world, but make you aware of problems and issues. The tourist portion of WILD PLANET TOURISM is a commercial business, yet has charitable aspects with regards to the corresponding project parts.

We offer daytrip Safaris, rain forest excursions, multi-day tours and packages with emphasis on nature and nature preservation.

In 1960 Cameroon had just 599 rooms at 37 hotels to offer. In 1980 these were already 7500 rooms. In 1971 29,500 tourists visited the country. In 1980 the figures on 130,000 and 1998 have already risen on more than 200,000. For 2010 1,000,000 visitors are expected. Most tourists come from France, England and Canada. During the last years the number of Tourists from the German-speaking countries also increase.

As a participant with one of the WPE tours you get a view into the reality. You will see rich nature, however, also the immense destructions and the problems linked with it will not keep away from you.

Tourists come to enjoy the wonderful nature. If destroyed they will

Zebra
Zebra

stop coming.Therefore it is then clear that these two activities must match together since one cannot operate without the other. the Eco-system offers wonderfull things for man to see and as such there will probably be no tourism if the ecology comes to be estroyed.For example no one wish or like to visit the desert for touristic purpose simply because there’s nothing there to look for, else in the sub-tropical Africa these natural gifted resources are still very much available though in total menace of extinction.Cameroon being one of these countries,we endeavour through our action to preserve the Cameroonian reach wildlife.

It is most important to create balance between nature and tourism.

Tourists pay a lot of money to visit the last big open spaces of Africa.

Investments in a social-friendly and environmentally friendly tourism bring yield and create employments and prosperity.

By the visit of the tourists the nature becomes a protection-worth object.

Partners and Investors in our Eco Tourism Projects are welcome.

Please, contact us by e-mail for farther questions and interest in our tour offers.

By your participation with WPE Eco tourism you directly support projects for nature conservation. A part of the income is a benefit for the WPE nature conservation projects.


WPE – Wild Planet Ecoproject

WPE – Wild Planet Ecoproject is a non profit Organisation in Switzerland and registrated as Organisation in Cameroon. WPE is active nature conservation. This goes only together with the people. We teach environmental education at schools and villages. Solutions are compiled near to reality, together with the people on site.

Our slogan is: Action while others still talk.

The nature can live without us but we cannot live without nature !

WPE – WILD PLANET ECOPROJECT ‘s Mission is, to preserve Flora and Fauna, protect endangered wild animals, conserve wildlife habitat and act against destruction of nature and the environment. Climate protection and CO2 balance. With WPE no separate subject its of course program.

WPE consist of a growing group of dedicated nature lovers. Ideas and knowledge, networked with people in the fields of operation, the WPE Cameroon teacher and student network and pupils from different countries sets positive accents. WPE – The organisation which exerts itself actively for the preservation of the last natural living spaces and protection of endangered species.

Flora and fauna on all continents, is in danger. The list of species threatened by extinction is long and growing daily. The Last Great Apes are in the Focus of our work. We fight for Peace between nature and human being.

We establish environmental education in schools and we support partnerships between schools in Cameroon and schools abroad. Partnerships are organized by WPE in colaboration with NGO´s abroad.

Our Goals:

  • Sensitise the local people on the need to protect and preserve nature and the environment.
  • To increase awareness for better treatment of animals and to assist in the containment of the bushmeat problem and the illegal trade in animals.
  • To develop in children, an interest in local biodiversity, landscapes and the wider environment, and an understanding of ecological, social and conservation principles.
  • Encourage the youth to pursue their interests in nature and conservation.
  • Enable the youth to be part of the solution to some of the environmental problems facing them locally, nationally and globally through investing in them as the future generation.
  • In the long term the programme intends to reach out to the wider community and therefore help in changing the attitudes within the community towards the conservation of Cameroon’s natural heritage.
  • To involve the teachers and members of the community in an environmental education process aimed at individual and social emancipation as well as the development of environmental education materials that are relevant to them.
  • To encourage teachers and the members of the community to address environmental issues and risks affecting them, animals and plants in their communities.
  • To encourage the government of Cameroon to pass laws that will strictly support the protection and preservation of nature and the environment for a healthier planet. The long-term goal is to help conserve the endangered flora and fauna and to limit all soughts of pollution.
  • To help avoid any environmental crime and to fight against it if necessary.