- Suspension of illicit operations and seizure of illegal timber: Recent cases include the suspension of the SMK logging company in 2018 following ForestLink alerts and advocacy by ECODEV, as well as the suspension of two more the following year (SBAC and SFB) – along with the seizure of their wood – in response to ForestLink alerts sent from communities in the East of Cameroon.
- Strengthening civil society as forest watchdog: FODER has played a central role in professionalising Cameroon’s independent forest monitoring system, which is ISO certified. ForestLink alerts are managed by FODER and are distributed amongst the members of the Normalised System of External Independent Monitoring (SNOIE), who go through a process of verifying alerts, validating monitoring reports, and following up with the MINFOF for sufficient enforcement actions to take place.
- Increasing recognition from the Forest Ministry: In 2021, FODER signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MINFOF (the forest ministry), which has provided further legitimacy to their work and has ensured swifter follow-up to alerts. Because of this increased responsiveness, a ForestLink alert in the Mbam et Kim department by a government forestry agency in September 2021 led to a significant seizure of illegally cut timber.