A Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS) team has organised a series of consultations meetings and public dialogue with indigenous people, traditional rulers and local communities living around the Tchabal Mbabo Reserve as part of efforts to create a National Park.
Now confirmed, at least 100 central chimpanzees still live in the Douala Edea National Park, Littoral Region of Cameroon. A dry season survey conducted by a research team of Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS) in March 2022 confirmed the presence of a small number of this endangered flagship species in the national park and surrounding multiple use zones.
Protected areas establishment: This is principally focused on conducting multiple resource inventories to identify and map out new protected areas especially within threatened ecosystems. Some of the critical ecosystems identified are the marine coastal ecosystem that includes the mangrove forests in Douala-Edea littoral zone, the extensive Nyong upper valley wetlands in South East and the Trans border Tchambal Mbabo montane forests & Savana massif in north western zone of Cameroon.
Located in the littoral province, the Douala-Edea wildlife Reserve is one of the largest and biologically rich nature reserves in Cameroon covering more than 160 000 ha created by the French colonial administration in 1932.