Environment and Rural Development Foundation

The leading non-profit conservation organization in Central Africa with a vision to save rain forest, conserve species and impact livesRead MoreAgricultureERuDeF seeks to improve on food security and income on poor resource farmers through the restoration of agricultural landscapes in Cameroon

What we do

Saving Rainforests

Rainforests are often called the lungs of the planet for their role in absorbing carbon dioxide, they absorb 30 percent of the world’s CO2 emission each year.

Conserving Species

The health of an ecosystem is maintained by its plants and animals. When species become endangered, it is a sign of an ecosystem’s imbalance.

Impacting Lives

Indigenous and local communities play a vital role in wildlife conservation and environment protection. They protect 80 percent of global biodiversity.

100 million trees in 20,000 small holders agroforestry plots

Help us plant 100million trees in 20,000 small holders Forest Gardens. ERuDeF is the lead promoter of low internal inputs and inorganic free agriculture in Cameroon working with the most marginalised farmers in the world.

About ERuDeF

The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) is an award-winning non-profit Cameroonian conservation organization established in 1999. ERuDeF has been working for over two decades across Cameroon and has significantly contributed towards restoring fragile Eco-system, regeneration of forest through plantation and agroforestry, conservation of biodiversity through wildlife habitat protection and protected area management. ERuDeF is also promoting environmental education, as well as empowering rural communities through innovative economic and livelihood development programmes.


Safeguarding globally threatened species through protected areas and corridor management.


Contributing towards biodiversity conservation through sustainable management of forest resources.

Access and Benefit Sharing

Promote equitable sharing of benefits through genetic resources and indigenous and traditional knowledge.

Environmental Education

Innovative education and outreach programmes on environment and biodiversity conservation.


Preparing scientific advice on natural resource management, conducting biodiversity surveys and  monitoring.

Where we work

ERuDeF is working across South-west, North-west, Littoral and East Regions of Cameroon. According to the Organisation’s Strategic Action Plan for next 15 years, ERuDeF has decided to extend its operation across the Northern Regions of Cameroon with a special focus on the Lake Chad basin and Tchabal Mbabo Mountains. Globally, ERuDeF is also planning to work in the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon.

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