Where We Work:


Unsustainable development and poaching threaten the rich biodiversity of this Central African country known as “Africa in miniature.” To sustain Cameroon’s natural heritage, we combine policy engagement with people-centered, rights-based conservation, collaborating with communities to develop innovative conservation solutions.

Our holistic field programs aim to deliver results that align with the Cameroon government’s sustainable development aims. Activities include:

  • Developing alternative livelihoods such as cocoa-based agroforestry, which generates revenue, produces food, and cosmetic products
  • Supporting local communities and Indigenous people in the sustainable management of natural resources
  • Increasing the effectiveness of anti-poaching efforts by providing tracking technology and equipment to rangers and community scouts
  • Conducting biomonitoring to inform management decisions
  • Creating and supporting a network of local ambassadors who mediate and strengthen communications around resource conflicts

Our conservation efforts in three landscapes benefit endangered and at-risk species including forest elephants, western lowland gorillas, and leopards.

Cameroon Faro Campo Ma'an Dja
Priority Landscapes

We work with the people of Cameroon for wildlife. Our strategic, implementing, and funding partners include:

Wildlife We Are Protecting

By the Numbers

hectares icon

1,120,000 Number of hectares protected and/or with improved conservation status due to AWF interventions beginning in 2016


259,380 Number of people benefiting from AWF's conservation efforts


5 of 6 Wildlife populations supported by AWF that are stable/increasing

Norbert Sonne


Norbert Sonne

Country Director, Cameroon