The goal of this project which recieved funding from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) under its Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was to help Itam people conserve the critically endangered primate Cercopithecus sclatteri in their community by conducting community conservation education and tree planting of indigenous multipurpose trees, train community members to conduct
community based eco-tourism while building forest resilience against global climate change.
BPC operates another charity-NGO, namely: COMMUNITY RURAL EMPOWERMENT PRGRAMME (CREP). The two Organizations work hand in hand. While BPC focuses on biodiversity aspects CREP’s empowerment activities are targeted at the affected rural communities to help cushion the effect of perceived income losses that go along with conservation initiatives. CREP was established essentially to empower rural communities located in areas of rich biodiversity so as to enlist their support in conservation efforts. This arrangement has gone down quite well with the communities as they are made to see the benefits directly.