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...

Cameroon women in conservation science: Research reveals increasing chimpanzee population in new reserve

Exciting news, as an increasing number of Cameroon Nigeria Chimpanzees are being captured on camera traps in the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary. During the last survey in this sanctuary, a large group of 20 chimpanzees was caught on camera trap footage.

Cameroon crisis threatens Cross River Gorillas as displaced people flee to protected areas

Many displaced by the conflict are fleeing to biodiversity hotspots, clearing forests to build homes and hunting endangered animals for survival. Around midday in the lush bushlands of western Cameroon, Nsong Gabriel enters a small makeshift hut to get a cup of the...

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

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

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.

Eyes in the sky and on the ground: Engaging communities in forest conservation in the Cameroon Highlands

GLAD Tree Cover Loss Alerts provide an unprecedented opportunity for understanding and monitoring the threats to Cameroon’s forest ecosystems. It provides tools to maximise the efficiency, effectiveness and equity of on-the-ground monitoring, law enforcement and forest policy interventions.

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

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...

New protected area established for world’s rarest ape, the Cross River Gorillas in South West Cameroon

After 10 years of conservation action and preparations, Prime Minister of Cameroon Philémon Yang has signed a Decree to officially create Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in South West Cameroon. Besides the critically endangered Cross River gorilla, this landscape is...
Rare Video of Cross River Gorillas in Cameroon

Rare Video of Cross River Gorillas in Cameroon

Conservationists working in Cameroon's Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary have collected the first camera trap video footage of the Cross River gorilla. The extremely rare recording was made by a camera triggered by motion sensors. You can see the silverback male gorilla...

Cameroon: Environmental Education leaves classrooms

Cameroon: Environmental Education leaves classrooms

Environmental clubs of schools in Mak-Betchou and the Tofala areas made their mark in the celebrations of February 11, 2012 activities which had as theme 'Youths and participation in Major accomplishment for an emerging Cameroon'. As part of the programme, the...