We’ve been discussing the best way to get information about the Ape Action Africa primate project out of the forest and into our inboxes. The remote location in a national park in Cameroon has no telephone, let alone broadband, connection. This means that getting a flow of stories that matter to people in the West that are interested, is really difficult.
We’re relying on Rachel, the project manager, to remember to email some bullet points about what has been happening at Mefou when she is in the capital Younde; this amongst her more pressing duties of saving lives, dealing with the authorities and generally keeping the ship afloat. Ummm, it’s not really a solution.
It just goes to show that the information ebb and flow we’ve come to take for granted, is still a way off in most parts of the world. Fortunately, we do have some ideas involving the volunteer programme out in Cameroon, and there are rumours that telephone lines may be coming to Mefou soon!