About CWCI

We are a Community-based initiative reducing reliance on bushmeat by improving local livelihood.

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Save endangered species

about cwci

CWCI was created by passionate and dynamic conservationists who are spearheading successful work and are in need to publicity and funding to open doors, scale-up their work and realize their project’s goals. CWCI envisions a society wherein everyone understands the importance of wildlife and other natural resources to the survival of humanity and contribute in ensuring these resources are sustainably managed for present and future generations. We endeavor to achieve our goals through activities that promote environmental protection and maintain wildlife in their habitat.


In Cameroon, we are a registered Community Based Conservation Association Registration Number : 00000525/ARDA/J06/ARPA/APPB

In Africa, we are part-of the newly created African golden cat Conservation Alliance (AGCCA). The role of the AGCCA is to expand and oversee the conservation of the African golden cat across the species range.

The AGCCA is a species range-wide consortium for African golden cat (Caracal aurata) conservation across the African continent. The vision of the AGCCA is to extend conservation actions of the African golden cat across the species’ range (21 known countries), involving like-minded and dedicated African conservationists and their local communities. As partners to the AGCCA, we harness our common interests in wildlife conservation and socio-economic development to ensure the sustainable conservation of the African golden cat in our respective countries. We are concerned by the human related activities threatening the long-term survival of the African golden cat across its range, while being cognizant of the key socio-economic drivers of these threats. We are aware that it is through organization and togetherness as an alliance that we can achieve the conservation of the African golden cat and the development of our local communities.

Featured Animals

african golden cat

Image from Ricky Reino

african golden cat

Image from Zoochat

White bellied pangolin

Image from San Diego Zoo

Black bellied pangolin

Image from Anita Mishra

Giant pangolin

Image from Franklin T. Simo

what we do

We are saving pangolin species and the African golden cat in Cameroon.

We identify threats together with local people and wildlife managers. We then empower local people to implement threat reduction solutions, whilst improving local livelihood. Around the Council Forest of Yoko, 1250 local families with additional 252 youths have joined our conservation initiative. And we are still counting !

Our objectives

To promote the protection of wildlife resources within the Central Africa Sub-region

Increase understanding of the African golden cat and pangolins species through community-based research and ecological monitoring

To incentivize local community support for conservation and efforts to end bushmeat poaching through oral health care and treatment

To increase the engagement of local communities in anti-poaching initiatives around pangolins and the African golden cat habitats

Maintain wildlife species in the wild and particularly in protected areas through diverse conservation activities

To reduce local community dependency on bushmeat poaching for consumption and trade through livelihood improving anti-poaching initiatives


We work with local people living close to conservation areas in Cameroon known to be home to the African golden cat and pangolin species. Our current projects are located in the forest-savanna transition area of Cameroon including the Deng Deng and Mpem et Djim National Parks and the Council Forest of Yoko.


We combine entertainment and environmental education to spread the conservation message of pangolin species and the African golden cat in our study area


Using motion-triggered cameras to automatically record pictures and videos of pangolins and the African golden cat. We then apply robust data analytics to learn about the secretive lives of these species


We actively engage local people to identify threats and threat reduction interventions


We engage and empower local people through animal farming to improve household income, dissuade poaching, promote community policing and generate social pressure against poaching


We use mobile dental units to provide free dental care and treatment to local people living around our conservation areas. In return, local people provide voluntary community policing against poaching

our partners