Group of rare Cross River gorillas with babies caught on camera in Nigeria

Conservationists have captured images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria’s Mbe mountains – a sign that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts. Only 300 Cross River gorillas (Gorilla gorilla...

Unite human, animal and environmental health to prevent the next pandemic – UN Report

The rising trend in zoonotic diseases is driven by the degradation of our natural environment – through land degradation, wildlife exploitation, resource extraction, climate change, and other stresses.

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.