JOB Announcement

The Director of ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-profit Studies (ERuDeF Institute), Buea, announces to the general public that his institutes is in need of the services of a part time (one month) lecturers to teach the following courses: 1.      Program Development 2.      Leadership and NGO Development 3.      Online Social Media 4.      Ecology and Geography … Read more

A NEW DIPLOMA COURSE ANNOUNCED AT THE ERuDeF INSTITUTE

FUNDRAISING FOR FUTURE LEADERS [one_third][/one_third] OVERVIEW AND PURPOSE The Fundraising for Future Leaders course accelerates the learning curve for individuals and organisations joining the non-profit sector, compressing knowledge they would normally gather over several years on the job into a mix of classroom and practicum learning that is completed in a shorter time period. It … Read more

Farmers Replace Cocoa Farms With Prunus africana

[one_third][/one_third]Farmers living in villages adjacent to the Mt. Cameroon National Park have begun transforming their cocoa plantations into forests of threatened trees. The farmers were inspired during a series of trips conducted by ERuDeF staff, between May 3-15, 2015, working for the Conservation of Threatened Trees of Mt. Cameroon Program, in collaboration with local government … Read more

192 Million Spent On Reforestation In SW, Yet Realization Remains Gloomy

[one_third][/one_third]The government of Cameroon has since 2012 spent over 192 million francs cfa to implement measures put in place in 2006 to ensure reforestation in the Southwest Region, yet results on the ground remain dismal with a mere 8% success rate recorded.The Governor of the Southwest Region, Bernard Okalia Bilai, has blamed the incredibly low … Read more

2 Community Forests Around Mt. Cameroon Receive 6000 New Trees

[one_third][/one_third]Some 6000 additional trees have been planted in the community forests of Woteva and Bakingili in the Mt. Cameroon area in the Southwest Region. A team of ERuDeF technicians working for the Conservation of Threatened Trees Project and the Regional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife, the Mount Cameroon National Park and the local communities planted … Read more

‘Biodiversity Training Can Induce Sustainable Development’

[one_third][/one_third]Adequate training in environmental education, agroforestry, biodiversity conservation and environmental reporting can bring about sustainable development in the country, says Blessing Limbi Tata, Deputy Director in Charge of Forestry and Agroforestry at the ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-profit Studies (ERuDeF Institute). Limbi Tata made this statement recently at during an Open Door Day organised … Read more

ERuDeF Institute Trainee Implants Plantain Plantlet Nursery in Diongo

[one_third][/one_third]A second-year Agroforestry trainee at the ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-profit Studies (ERuDeF Institute), Ndutu Marie, has established a plantain plantlet production nursery in her village of Diongo, Konye Sub-division, Meme Division. The over 20 plantain-corm-capacity nursery set up in April, 2015, according to Marie, was motivated by her desire to take development to … Read more

Why We Should Consider Conserving Planet Earth

[one_third][/one_third]The Earth’s environment is home to millions of different species of animal and plant life. It provides livelihoods, shelter and medicine to humans and animals, yet it faces threats of degradation from the very humans who inhabit and profit from it. It is in this vein that the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) on … Read more