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GREAT APES CONSERVATION

Saving Gorillas And Chimpanzees For Future Generations

Environmental Education is Key

Protecting our future through awareness raising and training

Community Capacity Building

Agroforestry – Restoring Fragile Landscapes – Ensuring Food Security

WHO WE ARE

The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) is a Cameroonian non-profit organization founded in 1999. It is the only indigenous non-profit working on research and conservation of great apes in Cameroon.

GREAT APES CONSERVATION

The Great Apes component is focused on saving the last species of gorillas and chimpanzees across the Lebialem Highlands
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TRAINING & EDUCATION

ERuDeF’s Education program is categorised into three main components; Outreach Community Education, School Education
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FOREST PROTECTION FUND

The long term goal of ERuDeF is to develop a community foundation to support its programmes of conservation.
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LATEST NEWS

Government Urged To Create Bangwa-Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

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

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.

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Press Releases

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.

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WHAT WE DO

ERuDeF is a membership organization made up of 270 members based in Cameroon, other African countries, Canada, the United States and Europe.
We protect biodiversity, restore forests, support development and promote education.