Practical Conservation and Community Development (PRACOND, Cameroon)
Motto: Conserving biodiversity for the future
PRACOND Cameroon is a non-profit association of researchers working on wildlife conservation and sustainable forest management based in the North-West region of Cameroon. We work in cooperation with forest communities, engaging partnerships with Cameroonian universities and deepening cooperation with international research institutions. Our primary research sites are Kom-Wum Forest Reserve and Kimbi Fungom National Park.
Our vision is to conserve biodiversity and encourage sustainable natural resources exploitation by local communities living around protected areas in Cameroon.
Living together in peace with wildlife. We are committed to creating an environment in which local communities live together with wildlife, nature is preserved, and environmental laws are integrated into all development programmes in Cameroon.
Our goal is to protect wildlife and endangered animal species such the endangered Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) in the North-West region of Cameroon. Fewer than 6000 Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees are remaining in nature, but they are still threatened by hunting and habitat destruction in this region.