CONSERVING WILDLIFE SINCE 1993
Through rescue and rehabilitation, education and community initiatives
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.