Our Vision

Our vision is to provide threatened species a chance particularly the less studied and the ones attracting less attention.

Our mission

We at ECoCaF, we strive at providing significant contribution to conserve threatened wildlife in Cameroon and in Central Africa. Working under a collaborative banner, we improve scientific knowledge on threatened wildlife, livelihood of communities and underprivileges and we provide insight to improve the daily lives of communities

About us

Cameroon is known for its astonishing biodiversity, unfortunately this is facing several threats ranging from overexploitation to habitat degradation and conversion. So far, several sites remain unexplored and uncharacterized. ECoCaF is working hard to study this biodiversity with a focus on amphibians and reptiles. We at ECoCaF undertake research and monitoring activities to document and evaluate the state and habitat of diverse species across different locations. Using tools like visual encounter surveys and acoustic monitoring, we gather precious ecological data on species and the threats they are facing. After identifying area with a greater conservation need and potential. We work further to propose activities and programs that might assist in reducing threats faced by this biodiversity.

For instance, we have been surveying various site in Littoral and Centre regions in Cameroon to document the largest frog worldwide the Goliath frog. This species is still threatened by poacher collecting them to eat and sell.

About us

At ECoCaF, we understand that our conservation activities to be effective, local communities need to be at the center of the process. Our team is working close to these communities to conserve the threatened biodiversity. Through educational activities to raise awareness on the plight of amphibians, we engage with a large number of stakeholders ranging from community leaders to school children. Also, ECoCaF involves communities’ members in its research and monitoring programs.

ECoCaF is working with the communities to educate them on the need of biodiversity to keep a healthy ecosystem as well as their potential role to support conservation efforts through outreach programs. Locals are deeply involved in training programs and research activities. Further, they are given opportunities in field survey and monitoring.

ECoCaF is always seeking how to preserve the harmony between the local community and biodiversity. In doing so, we seek to establish activities that would benefit the threatened species while improving the livelihood of households. This involves providing potable water to adjacent communities, promotion of regenerative and sustainable agriculture, engaging ecotourism, promoting sport events or alternative livelihood activities to reduce the pressure communities may have on their environment.

Overall, ECoCaF collaboratively approach is critical to conserve threatened biodiversity in Cameroon. Incorporating locals in its activities, we form partnerships based on common values and interests. This approach promotes not only herpetofauna conservation but extends to other species and local communities living alongside.