ECoDAs is a Cameroonian grassroots conservation and development non-profit organisation  recognized by the government of Cameroon under the Law N°90/053 of 19th December 1990. Our goal is to contribute to poverty alleviation in Cameroon through rights based empowerment of rural communities to manage their natural resources sustainably and improve their environment while securing improved livelihoods.

ECoDAs’ rights-based approach addresses the root causes of biodiversity loss such as rural poverty, gender inequality, and food insecurity. We believe community-led conservation is a solution to climate change, rural poverty, and species loss. ECoDAs works with rural resource dependent poor communities, particularly those living adjacent protected areas, remnant forests, and degraded forest lands.   We believe in collaboration and working together for addressing global issues through local interventions.

What We Do


Community Outreach & Awareness Raising

Communicating the extraordinary nature of Cameroon’s forests and wildlife, the threats that they face and the actions that we can all take to conserve them is at the heart of our Environmental Education programme. We believe that understanding is the first step towards caring and acting for nature and wildlife.  We also advocate to respond to specific issues where areas with critical biodiversity come under threat.

Community Environmental Improvement 

Cameroon’s unique nature and wildlife are under threat from economic activities, illegal activities such as logging and land encroachment, as well as the effects of climate change. ECoDAs strives to protect forests and their ecosystems. In order to create effective and lasting change, we work closely with target communities in the protected areas to empower them to protect and restore their forests.

Community Sustainable Livelihood Improvement

ECoDAs works closely with communities in order to support them to improve their livelihoods. People in remote villages often lack basic infrastructure, access to information, and skills to improve their own situation. Our projects enable communities to improve their livelihoods and to increase their resilience to the effects of climate change.

Community Engagement & Empowerment

Well managed forests are good for people and good for biodiversity. To improve forest management, local people need to be empowered to play their part. ECoDAs helps communities to know their rights and responsibilities in relation to forest management and to turn that knowledge into action. .

 


ECoDAs focuses on addressing environmental issues, works for wildlife conservation, spreading awareness and rural development.

We need your help! YOU can protect wildlife while empowering local people.

Our Donors/Supporters

Arcus Foundation

Arcus Foundation

Global Green Grants Fund

Global Green Grants Fund

Giving Way

Giving Way

The Pollination Project

The Pollination Project

The Advasi

The Advasi