CONSERVING WILDLIFE SINCE 1993

Through rescue and rehabilitation, education and community initiatives

ABOUT US

The Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC) is a wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and conservation education project and is situated in the South-West Region of Cameroon. In short, the centre was founded 1993 and is managed by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) and the Pandrillus Foundation. Since 1993, the Pandrillus Foundation has become a registered non-profit NGO in the USA and in Nigeria and Cameroon.

Overall our aims are to:

  • Rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Furthermore, we work to ensure high quality veterinary care and animal husbandry standards for all animals.
  • Help secure the long-term survival of threatened and endangered species native to Cameroon. We do this through conservation education initiatives and alternative employment to hunting for the local community.
  • Work with law enforcement agencies to combat the illegal bushmeat and wildlife trades.

Additionally, every year we welcome approximately 50,000 visitors to the centre. Around 95% of our visitors are Cameroonian. Furthermore, every year we engage around 1,200 children in our education outreach programmes. Finally, we work with 123 community members via our Green Project.

Founding Member Of PASA

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) is the largest association of wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. In fact, the Limbe Wildlife Centre / Pandrillus Cameroon is one of the original founding members. Today, the PASA has more than 20 members in 13 countries across Africa.

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Why Cameroon?

Cameroon is home to some of the most diverse plant and animal species in the world. In fact, it is said that Cameroon is “Africa in miniature” due to the diversity of its environments and cultures. This includes rain forests, beaches, mountains, deserts, and savannas and 240 different languages.

Significantly, the area (Cross-Sanaga Faunal Region) in which the LWC is located, is home to one-third of Africa’s primate species. For example, this includes two of the most endangered great ape subspecies: the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee and the Cross River Gorilla. Sadly however, this region is also one of the most threatened forest systems in the world. Nowadays, only a small amount of the original forest remains. In short, this is as a result of human population increase, commercial logging, slash and burn agriculture, palm oil plantations, mining, and exploitation for minerals.

Read more about the causes of decline for wildlife in Cameroon and what you can do to help protect wildlife.

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