Traditional Dance Groups Pledge Greater Rhino Protection

[one_third][/one_third] Traditional dance groups and school children in the South West Region of Cameroon renewed their interest in protecting the endangered rhino species, on September 20, 2014. The groups met at the campus of the ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-Profit Studies EIBiNS, Mile 18, Buea where they marked the World Rhino Day with various … Read more

Water Catchment Sites for Magha-Bamumbu Mapped Out

[one_third][/one_third] Access to potable water is one of the biggest challenges rural communities in Cameroon face. Magha-Bamumbu in the Lebialem Division has a long history of water shortages which has often landed inhabitants into serious water related diseases. Water resources in catchment areas in Bamumbu is fast becoming a rare commodity especially in the dry … Read more

Tofala Forest Management Committees Receive Logistical Support

[one_third][/one_third] Some members of the Village Forest Management Committees(VFMC) in four communities bordering the just declared Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary have received logistical support to permit them collect field data and be more informed to make scientific decisions about the biological population in the forest. The donations were made in a workshop that took place … Read more

450 Pupils and Students in Mak-Betchou Drilled on Environmental Education

[one_third][/one_third] Over 450 pupils, students and teachers in 9 schools around the proposed Mak-Betchou Wildlife Sanctuary have received lectures on conservation and environmental protection. The lectures were given at the opening of the 2014/2015 new school year by ERuDeF’s Education for Sustainable Development Program (ESD) team, AkehNug and Emmanuel Ndip. The schools notably, Government School(GS) … Read more

ERuDeF’s Livelihood Support Helping Conservation

[one_third][/one_third] There is an adage that says ‘consevartion cannot be done on an empty stomach”. That is to say for conservation to be successful, actors must try to provide alternative sources of livelihood to forest adjacent communities. It was against this thinking that ERuDeF instituted a program dubbed “Livelihood Support Project for Biodiversity Management”. This … Read more

Sale of Bush Meat Banned in Lebialem Division

[one_third][/one_third] An order from the Divisional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife has banned the sale of bush meat in Lebialem Division. This follows a Ministerial Decision which insists on the closing of the hunting season in the national territory. In a coordination meeting held with the different Chiefs of Section, the Divisional Delegate of Forestry … Read more

A New Member in the Communication Team

[one_third][/one_third] ERuDeF’s Public Relations and Communication Program now has a new member. Margaret Eyong, 23, holds a B.Sc in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea. Confident, highly driven with practical hands-on client service experience, Ms Eyong comes in as Public Relations/Corporate Partnership Development Assistant and will be charged with mobilizing support for … Read more

ERuDeF’s Scholarship Breathes Life into Underprivileged

2 Million Worth Scholarship Given to 30 Schools [one_third][/one_third]With financial support from UK Charity Tusk Trust, The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) has given out some 2 million worth scholarship in the form of text books, exercise books, school materials and school fees to some 30 primary schools across the Lebialem Division. The text … Read more

Great News:Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary is a Fully Protected Site!!!

The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) is very delighted to announce to its friends and supporters worldwide that what used to be proposed Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary is now a fully protected area-Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary. This follows a Prime Ministerial decree signed by His Excellency Philemon Yang, the Prime Minister of Cameroon. The … Read more