My Cameroon Trip Most Rewarding, Says International Volunteer

[one_third][/one_third]An international volunteer, German national Nico Fischer recently thrilled trainees of the ERuDeF Institute when he said his trip Cameroon, the first he made alone, was the most rewarding. Fischer was talking to the trainees after his visit to the newly created Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Lebialem Division in May/June 2015. The German said … Read more

Farmer Cashes In With Acacia…

[one_third][/one_third] A farmer, Njeukeng Joseph, has been reaping the fruits of agro-forestry trees since 2010 when he rose from nothing to over 30,000 trees of Acacia, Leucaena, Neem, and Prunus. “I save over 30,000 francs cfa a year that I would have spend to purchase fuel wood,” says Njeukeng, one of ERuDeF’s oldest field technicians … Read more

Over 10,000 Trees Planted Towards Restoring Mt. Bamboutos Biodiversity

[one_third][/one_third]Some 11,000 trees were recently planted in Magha-Bamumbu in Lebialem Division, Southwest Region, with the purpose of restoring the degrading landscape. The tree planting exercise was carried out by ERuDeF with funding from the French Embassy. Magha-Bamumbu is located on a portion of Mt. Bamboutos which is severely degraded owing to intensive farming and varying … Read more

Urgent Action: Saving the Goliath Frogs of Mount Nlonako, Coastal Cameroon

[one_third][/one_third]The Goliath frog is the largest frog in the world. This frog is found only in restricted areas in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. According to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Goliath frogs is an endangered species because of a 50% decline in population size in the last three generations. Presently, the Goliath frog … Read more

Cold Blood Slaughter:

CROSS RIVER GORILLA IS SLAIN [one_third][/one_third]March 1, 2013. The carcass of a Silverback gorilla sits propped against the wall of the gendarmerie office. Stark facts: 45 bullets, wooden clubs and stones were used to kill the Silverback at Pinyin in Santa Sub-Division, Northwest Region of Cameroon. Reason: the 40-year-old gorilla had strayed from the then … Read more

African ‘Forest Gardeners’ on the Brink of Extinction

[one_third][/one_third]Deep in the forests of Mt. Cameroon National Park live the last tribe of ‘forest gardeners’; the African forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis). Only about 178 individuals of the near-isolated and threatened elephant species survive in this region. On the whole, less than 100,000 forest gardeners remain from a population of approximately 700,000. The creation … Read more

The ERuDeF Junior Professional Training Programme

CONTACTS: TRAINING@ERUDEF.ORG & HQ@ERUDEF.ORG, TEL: 694921263, 674809595 [one_third][/one_third]The CEO of ERuDeF is pleased to inform the general public that ERuDeF has launched its Junior Professional Training Programme at the intention of those holding 1st and master degrees as well as those pursuing their master research in relevant fields and wishing to work for ERuDeF. The … Read more