Trees for the Future, ERuDeF Institute New Models for Farmers & Community Development

The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF), in collaboration with its US-based partner, Trees for the Future, have instituted new models for farmers and community development. These models include to the Access and Benefit sharing initiative (dealing with the commercialization of genetic resources), forest gardening, and trees planting, transformation and marketing. These models were introduced, … Read more

20 Chimpanzees captured on One Camera Trap in Tofala.

An increasing number of Cameroon Nigeria Chimpanzees are being captured on Camera traps in the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary. In the last survey of camera traps planted in this Sanctuary, a very large group of chimpanzee (20 individuals) was caught in a camera trap. This survey, according to the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF)’s … Read more

ITF, ERuDeF Partner to restore 35000Ha Degraded Mt. Bamboutos in 15 Years

One of the world’s pioneer environmental organisation, International Tree Foundation (ITF) has joined forces with the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) to restore over 35,000 ha of the degraded landscape of the Mt. Bamboutos ecosystem through the planting of 15 million trees within the next 15 years. This move aligns with Cameroon Government’s 2017 … Read more

Mbu Thomas Testifies of the Goodness of Agroforestry System

My name is Mbu Thomas. I come from Balafotio in Bamboutos Division of West Cameroon. I joined this agroforestry programme in 2014, when the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) enlightened and trained us on some agroforestry techniques. This motivated me to develop a Forest Garden in my 0.5ha farm land.Today, the soil fertility here … Read more

Performance Based System Instituted at ERuDeF

The management of the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) has put in place a new system geared towards improving the Organisation’s over all productivity, known as the Performance Based System. This system was introduced to the staff of the organisation during an extra-ordinary staff meeting, which took place at the Organisation’s head office in … Read more

Discover Cameroon’s Endemic Zebrawood at the Mercy of Wanton Exploiters

Zebrawood (Microberlinia bisulcata A. Chev) is a tropical rainforest tree species commercialized under the name Zingana. It belongs to the sub-family Fabaceae and family of Leguminiceae of the Order Fabales. The species  is a critically endangered  (IUCN Red list) with occurrence limited to the  Mt. Cameroon National Park. The hard wood is basically brown to … Read more

Chameleons Pet Trade Banned in Mount Muanenguba Area

Chiefs and traditional rulers of communities within the Mouamenem clan (in the Mount Muanenguba area) in the Littoral Region, Cameroon have banned the collection/harvesting of Chameleons for the international pet trade in their communities. This ban was placed recently following an observed reduction in the number of Chameleon for cultural activities within this area. Locals … Read more

Three Year Strategic Plan Established for Great Apes Conservation in Central Africa

The Alliance for Great Apes Conservation in Central Africa (A-GSAC), has put in place a three-year strategic plan for the conservation of great apes within the Central Africa Sub-Region. The strategic plan was elaborated, June 2 to 9, 2018 at the Moukalaba Doudou National Park, Gabon. Aimed at giving the alliance a clear sense of … Read more

Fossimondi, M’mockmbie Reaffirm Commitment to Collaborate in Tofala management

Some two adjacent villages to the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Fossimondi and M’mockmbie, hitherto hesitant to collaborate with the Sanctuary Service and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF), recently pledged to work together with these establishments for the effective management of the Wildlife Sanctuary. This follows a series of sensitization meetings from March to … Read more