Pilot Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Initiative in Cameroon

  Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) is the fair and equitable distribution of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources and their related traditional knowledge. The Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) concept originated from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) established in 1992 and ratified by Cameroon in 1994. ABS falls under the third … Read more


  Job description of an IT Specialist Job title: IT specialist Organisation: Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) Category: Non-Profit Ogranisation Location/City: Buea, SWR-Cameroon Responsible to: Technical services Division Number of positions: one (1) Deadline: open until filled Background The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) is a Cameroonian non-profit organization founded in 1999. It … Read more

Government Urged To Create Bangwa-Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary

Community members from two Fondoms in Lebialem Division, and 10 villages in Kupe Muanenguba Division, have urged the Cameroon Government to create a new wildlife sanctuary in their area. They resonated their voices, during a workshop to gather their opinions over the possibility of creating the Bangwa-Mbo wildlife sanctuary, adjacent to their villages. The community members that included the Njoagwi and Essoh-Attah Fondoms in Lebialem, and the Nkongho-Mbo villages that included: Mbetta, Fonki, Njungo, Mbemfe, Lebeh, Nzelette, Ngientu, Lebock, all in Kupe Muanenguba Divisions of the Southwest Region.

ICRAF Approves Enterprise Development For Bimbia-Bonadikombo, Etinde Community Forests

The World Agroforestry Organisation, ICRAF, has approved the development of enterprises in two community forests in Fako Division, Southwest Region. This was made known by the organisation’s country representative, Divine Foundjem-Tita, on Thursday May 31, 2018. According to approval information, the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF), will facilitate the development of these business enterprises … Read more

ERuDeF to plant 3 million trees for food security, water shade protection in Cameroon

The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) is carrying out activities that will culminate in the planting of three million trees in some 15 divisions of the Northwest, Southwest, West and Littoral regions of Cameroon by the end of 2018. Targeted divisions include; Meme, Fako, Lebialem, Kupe Muanenguba, Bamboutos, Haut Nkam, Menou, Moungo, Ngoketunjia, Menchum, Momo, Mezam,Bui, Boyo, Donga Matum.

Tofala-Mone East Corridor Creation; Gov’t Creates Another Community Forest in Upper Bayang

The Government of Cameroon has created another Community Forest (CF) in the Upper Bayang Sub-division Manyu Division, Southwest Cameroon. The CF called the BEET Community Forest, was created through a Ministerial Decision No 0035/CPG/MINFOF/SETAT/SG/DF/SDFC/SRPSG/AB of 3rd May, 2018. The Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Jules Duret Ndongo, signed the decision on May 3, 2018 in … Read more

Bakingili, Mbacof Community Forests Due Diligence Process Conducted

The Due Diligence process for the Bakingili and MBAAH Community Forests (CFs) have been conducted. It was done recently through a series of processes to finalise the reception of finances from the Dryad project. According to the Dryad Coordinator at the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF), Sheron Endah, the Due-Diligence process entails a series … Read more

Wabane, Alou Validate Tofala’s Proposed Management Plan

The people of Wabane and Alou Sub-divisions have validated a proposed Management Plan for the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary (THWS). Tofala, as it is simply called, is one of Cameroon’s newest protected area created in 2014 in the Lebialem Division by a Prime Ministerial Decree for the conservation of some close to 40 Cross River … Read more