• The Cameroon Government (Ministries of Environment, Forests and Wildlife, Livestock and Fisheries, Education, etc)
  • Local communities: Community based organisations, Common Initiative Groups, Village Development Associations, etc.
  • National NGOs
  • International NGOs: Wetlands International, WWF, IUCN, MAP, SNV, Planète d’Urgence, RAM, etc
  • Universities
  • Donors: NOVIB, NC-IUCN, etc

Big vision from national and regional context

·       Strategic partnerships through consultation platforms

·       National and Regional capacity building and information networks

CWCS over the years has significantly contributed through its work with the government of Cameroon and other networks to influence national environmental policies and development of innovative approaches in natural resource management. Some of the main achievements include:

National Coordination

 National Coordination

Field project

Field projects

 CWCS has over 160 registered members in Cameroon mainly ecologists, foresters, wildlife biologists, sociologists, student members and other professionals. The organisation has a broad national and regional networks addressing multitude of conservation and environmental issues. Field projects are managed autonomously but have a national Project Co-ordinator who supervises and reports to the National executive board.  

  • 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.

History and Mission

Founded in 1994 in Yaoundé Cameroon with authorisation number 00085/RDA/J06/BAPP, the Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS) is a national Conservation NGO working with the Government of Cameroon and other conservation NGOs and partners on environmental issues related to sustainable natural resource utilisation and economic development through: