Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry Develops Anti-Logging Strategy for Threatened Trees

[one_half][/one_half] The Ministry of Forestry of Wildlife through its SW Regional Delegation has drawn up an anti-logging strategy to curb the extinction of threatened trees species within the Mt. Cameroon forests. The meeting which took place on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-profit Studies, IBiNS, campus, Mile 18, brought … Read more

Indiscriminate logging threatens extinction of Microberlinia bisulcata at Mt Cameroon forest

[one_half][/one_half] There is a risk of the globally threatened tree species Microberlinia bisulcata commonly referred to as Zebra wood or Tiger wood getting extinct in the Mokoko Forest Reserve of the Mt Cameroon area. A recent field visit carried out by a team from the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) reveals that the rate … Read more

Ban on Exploitation of Bubinga Wood Makes Zigana(Microbelinia bisulcata) Next Target

Need for more concerted effort Recently there has been a sharp rise in the demand for the threatened tree species Microberlinia bisulcata in the Cameroon timber market following a recent ban by the Cameroon government on the highly sought timber species Guibourtia mannii commonly known as Bubinga. Bubinga, is used in high-end furniture, drum shells … Read more

15 More Communities Express Interest in ERuDeF’s Mt Cameroon Threatened Trees Project

[one_half][/one_half] Some 15 more villages around the Mount Cameroon area have expressed their desire to be part of the ERuDeF project for the conservation of threatened trees within the Mt Cameroon area. They expressed their intention in November, 2013, during a two week survey on predominant tree species and their uses in some 15 villages … Read more

FFI’s David Gill visits ERuDeF

[one_third][/one_third]The Program Officer for Conservation Partnerships of UK Charity, Fauna & Flora International is in Cameroon for a 10-day official visit to evaluate the project on the Conservation of Threatened Trees at the Mt Cameroon area. The Conservation of Threatened Trees is a project of the Environment and Rural Development Foundation, supported by FFI. The … Read more

ERuDeF sets up five 5000 capacity community nurseries around Mt Cameroon

[one_third][/one_third] The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) has supported the establishment of 5 5000 capacity community nurseries in some communities around the Mt Cameroon. Some of these communities include Bafia, Bakingili, Bomana and Bova I. “The aim of this move is to ensure the conservation and sustainable management of some globally threatened trees of … Read more

Over 2000 seeds of threatened Afrostyrax lepidophyllus collected at Mt Etinde for propagation

[one_third][/one_third]In an effort to restore the population of the threatened plant Afrostyrax lepidophyllus, a team from the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) has collected over 2000 seeds of the plant commonly referred to as “country onion”. These seeds were collected at the Mt Cameroon area precisely at the foot of the Mt Etinde, a … Read more