The support of Banyang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary has started in PSMNR-SWR Phase II. Support has been focused on establishing a functional Sanctuary service; improve on law enforcement and more recently to put in place the institutional basis for the co-management (Village Forest Management Committees, cluster platforms, cluster facilitators).
Since the beginning of 2015, some villages of Banyang-Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary have been participating in the NTFP commercialization project.
29 villages are adjacent to the Wildlife Sanctuary fall under four Sub-divisions that is, Upper Banyang, Nguti, Bangem and Melong. In particular in the Mbo Hinterland the villages are quite enclaved and often only accessible from the Littoral Region by footpaths.