[one_third][/one_third]Samuel Ngueping is now the new Manager of the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF)’s Western Cameroon Regional Office based in Menji, Lebialem Division-South West Cameroon.
He was appointed last November, 2017 to replace Allen Enowkenwa Tabi, who has been transferred to Buea as the Senior Director of the Department of Programmes.
Samuel Ngueping, who is also the Director of Biodiversity and Protected Areas at ERuDeF, holds an MSc. Degree in Protected areas Management from the University of Yaounde I, and a Bachelor Degree in Botany from the University of Buea.
Mr. Ngueping joined the Environment and Rural Development Foundation in 2013 as Program Development officer; was later promoted to the position of a Registrar and Deputy Acting Director at the ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-profit Studies. In September 2015, he was made the Manager of the ERuDeF Education for Sustainable Development Programme, where he served till 2017, when he was appointed
Few weeks in to his new positions, Mr. Ngueping has already carved out a work plan for himself. “My focus this 2018 will be to complete the development of the management plan of the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary & initiate its implementation; complete the classification of Mak-Betchou Wildlife Sanctuary and initiate the development of the management plan; develop and support the management plan of FMU 11002 in Tofala Mone; complete the creation of Muanenguba wildlife Sanctuary and validate the technical note for the creation of Mount Nlonako Sanctuary. For research and biomonitoring program, the main target is to publish at least one paper on the Great Apes of the Tofala Hill Wildlife sanctuary and Proposed Mak-Betchou Wildlife Sanctuary in a peer reviewed journal. For the Education for Sustainable Development Program the main target for 2018 is to assess the public awareness on the ecological importance of Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary and the Proposed Mack-Betchou Wildlife Sanctuary” the new ERuDeF Biodiversity and Protected Areas boss stated.
Mr. Nguping, thanked the ERuDeF Management for the confident given him. He promised to put his all for the realisation of the mission of ERuDeF, which is to conserve biodiversity and protect fragile environments.