Where We Work:

Campo Ma'an

The Campo Ma’an landscape takes its name from a national park in southern Cameroon. The park and surrounding area are a biodiversity site of global significance, home to gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, and over 80 other mammal species. However, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, as well as logging, agriculture, and coastal development, threaten wildlife, habitat, and ecosystem services that sustain human communities.

In Campo Ma’an, local people take the center stage in participatory conservation planning and implementation. Our work includes:

  • Developing alternative livelihoods that replace poaching and improve incomes
  • 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
  • Monitoring wildlife to inform conservation planning and anti-poaching work
Campo Ma'an Campo Maan Rio Campo
National Park
Other State Protected Area

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

Communities in the Campo-Ma'an landscape

Wildlife We Are Protecting

By the Numbers

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16 Farmer groups trained in sustainable income-generating activities

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49 Hectares of community cocoa and palm agroforests created in 6 villages with AWF support, yielding seedlings distributed for planting in community farms.

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395+ Anti-poaching patrols carried out by joint AWF-MINFOF patrols (leading to the arrest of 19 poachers, over 3,250 kg of bush meat seized, 235 poaching camps destroyed)

Norbert Sonne


Norbert Sonne

Country Director, Cameroon