ERuDeF Staff Sharpen Skills To Improve Productivity

[one_third][/one_third] The staff of the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) recently underwent intensive in-house training to hone their skills in various fields with the aim of improving their efficiency and increasing productivity at work. The training took place at ERuDeF’s headquarters in Buea, South West Region from December 15, 2014 to January 22, 2015. … Read more

Mapping Customary Lands For Forest Governance Launched In South West

[one_third][/one_third] The Cameroon segment of the programme to lead communities to map customary lands and resources in the Congo Basin was launched January 30, 2015 in Nguti, Nguti Subdivision, Kupe-Muaneguba Division. ForĂȘts et DĂ©veloppement Rural pour un Monde meilluer (FODER) in partnership with Rainforest UK and three local civil society organisations (CSOs); AJESH, APED and … Read more

30 Years On, Displaced Bambalang Natives Yearn For Rescue

[one_third][/one_third] They were displaced when the Baminjim Dam was constructed and its waters flooded the Ndop plains, submerging homes, farmlands and raffia bushes. Thirty years after, the complexity of this dire situation makes a visitor to the Bambalang islands feel the paradox of development imposed on a people who feel desolate. Death by drowning, mosquitoes … Read more

Modern Mill Boosts Palm Oil Production In Mak-Bechou

[one_third][/one_third] A modern oil mill has uplifted the livelihood of the inhabitants of Essoh-Attah one of the villages in the proposed Mak-Bechou wildlife sanctuary in Lebialem Division, South West Region. The oil mill was donated by ERuDeF in 2012 and installed within the framework of the French Charity Man &Nature-sponsored projects. “Thanks to this oil … Read more

Isolated Sub-Populations Of Threatened Trees Of Mt. Cameroon Re-united Through Biological Corridors

[one_third][/one_third] Isolated threatened trees subpopulations of the Mount Cameroon area will henceforth be linked through biological corridors. This is the major resolution from the validation workshop of the distribution of threatened trees of Mt Cameroon area. The validation workshop took place recently at the conference hall of the SW Regional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife … Read more

ERuDeF Agro-foresters Use Smartphones To Collect Data

[one_third][/one_third] ERuDeF agro-foresters have begun using Smartphones to collect field data. The agro-foresters had earlier on received training on this new monitoring and evaluation technique from Ben Addlestone, John Munsell and Andrew Zacharias from Trees for Future USA when they visited to Cameroon recently. The ERuDeF agro-foresters tested their new skills on February 5, 2015 … Read more

ERuDeF Looses Wildlife Biologist

[one_third][/one_third]ERuDeF has lost one of her wildlife biologists. Miss Bernice Fien Muh, 30 years old, died in a car accident on January 7, 2015 on her back from Fundong after spending time with family. Bernice joined the ERuDeF family in 2008 to serve as coordinator of the Great Apes Project after her M.Sc. from the … Read more

Forest Gardening Helps More Farmers Boost Yields

[one_third][/one_third]Fuelled by the turbulence of degraded soils and low agricultural production, more farmers in the North West, South West and West and Littoral Regions are turning to forest gardening, an upgrade of agro-forestry. A team made up of experts from ERuDeF has been helping farmers to take on agro-forestry and forest gardening to conserve the … Read more

Mt. Bamboutos Inhabitants Pledge Support To ABS In 2015

[one_third][/one_third] The people of Magha-Bamumbu have promised to support the Access and Benefit Sharing, ABS, project in 2015. The project that commenced in 2012 is now at its commercialization phase. They made this pledge on January 28, 2015 during a workshop that took place at the Mount Bamboutos Echinops Cooperative hall. The workshop organized by … Read more

ERuDeF Institute Gets New Deputy Director

[one_third][/one_third] The ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-profit Studies EIBiNS now has a new Deputy Director. The new Deputy Director, Mr. Samuel Ngueping holds a BSc. in Botany and Plant Physiology from University of Buea and a MSc. in Protected Area Management from the University of Yaounde1. The 35-year-old Cameroonian from the West Region of … Read more