Founded in 1999 as CamHerp Project, Cameroon Herpetology - Conservation Biology Foundation (CAMHERP-CBF), Our research focus on Amphibians and Reptiles in Cameroon. The organization compiles regional and local amphibians and reptile inventories for NGO’s, companies and development agencies. Through these activities, it Strengthen knowledge of herpetofauna of Cameroon while building capacity of Young graduate students at Cameroon Universities. In collaboration with the Ministry of Forestry and wildlife (MINFOF) the organization surveys and update checklist on amphibians and reptiles and also assess conservation measures on threatened species based on research findings. The organization also works to: 


 
  • Conserve habitats and sites containing threatened species while assessing their status for the IUCN red listing
  • Monitor amphibian and Reptiles populations distribution especially threatened species while enhancing habitat quality where altered

  • Taxonomy and systematic

  • Carry out outreach campaigns and  education programs
  • Sensitize local communities on trade related issues
  • Assess the impact of climate change and infectious disease on population dynamics
  • Research anthropogenic activities that structure herpetofauna communities
  • Document Community ecology, and Biology of vertebrates 

  • Environmental impact assessment studies

  • Interested in doing fieldwork and research in Cameroon? CAMHERP-CBF also help you in obtaining Research permits.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HAA: First Anouncement: 13th conference of the Herpetological Association of Africa

Dear all

This is a first announcement for the 13th conference of the Herpetological Association of Africa (23rd – 27th January 2017). The conference will be held at Bonamanzi Nature Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Bonamanzi is a fantastic venue that is easily reached on good main roads, and is accessible from two major airports. The conference presentations are expected to be of a high standard, as they have been in the past, and we are expecting a number of exciting keynote speakers. There will also be other activities, including the now traditional HAA auction, and there will be good opportunities to do some field-herping (the conference timing falls during the area’s herp active-season). The venue sits within South Africa’s area of highest amphibian diversity, and is also rich in terms of its reptile fauna. There are several other attractions in the surrounding area, including iconic big game reserves, scuba-diving, turtle nesting beaches and boat trips on the Hluhluwe River and Lake St Lucia, so those attending could easily extend their stay to experience more of what this part of South Africa has to offer.

Additional information will be up online shortly, and I will let you know when it is available.

If you are interested in attending, please fill in the form, and send it to buyi.makhubo@nasmus.co.za

Please feel free to distribute this announcement to your colleagues and within your institutions.

For overseas visitors, it is worth noting that the South African Rand is currently relatively weak compared to the US dollar, GB pound and Euro, making it more affordable for those of you considering attending.

If you would like to know more, please email me with your queries. 

Best wishes







CAMEROON HERPETOLOGY - CONSERVATION BIOLOGY FOUNDATION