Silent Forests: What is it like to be on the frontlines of forest elephant conservation?

African forest elephants are being poached at accelerating rates in West and Central Africa. Research revealed that population size declined in the last decades by more than 60% and the species lost 30% of its original range. The population is currently less than 10%...

Community based approach the key to rainforest conservation

As the human population continues to grow at an exponential rate, the demands that arise have produced unforeseen impacts and pressures on our surrounding environment. Beginning in July 2016 with 100% community engagement and management, the Tofala-Mone East Corridor...
BANCK Community Forest in Forest Corridor Approved by Cameroon Government

BANCK Community Forest in Forest Corridor Approved by Cameroon Government

The government of Cameroon has approved the creation of a new community forest in Manyu Division. The two-year Provisional Management Agreement of the community forest to be named BANCK (Bakumba, Ayukaba, Numba, Chinda, Kendem) community forest, was approved by the Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Philip Ngolle Ngwesse, through a Ministerial Decision N o 003 of January, 3 2018.

Update on the development of Mak-Betchou Wildlife Sanctuary

Update on the development of Mak-Betchou Wildlife Sanctuary

In a bid to conserve and ensure the sustainable management of natural resources of Mak-Betchou, in the Lebialem Division of Southwest Cameroon, ERuDeF in 2007 launched research and conservation work in this forest area. The proposed Mak-Betchou Wildlife Sanctuary is...

An animated look at the impacts of road development on deforestation in South West Cameroon

An animated look at the impacts of road development on deforestation in South West Cameroon

With the help of the GLAD (Global Land Analysis and Discovery) forest change detection data, available through Global Forest Watch, we conducted a time-series analysis of tree cover loss before, during and after the road construction. Not surprisingly, we found a strong relationship between the start of the road construction and increased tree cover loss in the direct vicinity of the road, indicating deforestation.

Importance of Ecotourism for Gorilla Conservation

Importance of Ecotourism for Gorilla Conservation

The Virunga Mountains are well known for their populations of mountain gorillas – an endangered species found only in the border area between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The area hosts more than a million visitors per year resulting in...

Cameroon’s first-ever P3DM project launched

Cameroon’s first-ever P3DM project launched

A three-dimensional model of part of the Cameroon Highlands has been unveiled today on Monday 30 May in an official ceremony at the Southwest Regional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF). A Participatory 3D Mapping project has been conducted earlier this...