Founded in 1999 as Camherp Project , Cameroon Herpetology - Conservation Biology Foundation (CAMHERP-CBF), 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.

CAMHERP-CBF News feed:

Dr. Gonwouo work's on goliath frog is featured in Frogs&Friends news. Check out these two articles and learn more about the treats on the biggest frog on earth and the fight for his survival. The first news is here and the second can be read through this link.


Congratulation!!! to Ursla Koumbo for being awarded the Rufford Small Grant for her project entitled Assessing Local Distribution and Habitat Use of the African Softshell Turtle in Lake Ossa Wildlife Reserve: The First Step toward their Conservation. Click here for more details on this project.

    Kaitlin Allen and Walter Tapondjou, both CamHerp active members and students at the University of Kansas, USA, joined the team in Nkongsamba to take part in the activities and conduct one month of fieldwork on Mt Manengouba to contribute on the biodiversity survey.

    Keep following us on our website and social media for more informations on our on-going projects.