Making the coastal and aquatic environment of Africa a threat-free home for the African manatee and other marine wildlife, while taking into account the best interests of the local people.
Our mission is to contribute to the protection of the aquatic megafauna and their habitats in Central Africa by improving the scientific knowledge and involving fishers and other stakeholders into sustainable fisheries and responsible watershed-use.
To achieve our mission, we identified four strategies including applied research and monitoring, integrated management, awareness and capacity building.
Research and monitoring
The research and monitoring conducted by AMMCO are meant not only to provide scientific knowledge of the species
Because aquatic megafauna such as manatees receive only very little attention from public in Central Africa
AMMCO is conscious about the fact that species-based conservation alone is not sustainable for the long-term management
Aquatic research requires advanced skills and experience which are rarely taught in academic institutions of African developing
Where we work
AMMCO is located in Dizangue near the Lake Ossa Wildlife Reserve, an African manatee sanctuary in Cameroon. We have a second office on the coast at Batoké, Limbé in the SouthWest Region of Cameroon. Over the past years, we have implemented several research and conservation projects along the Cameroon’s coastal line from Campo bordering Equatorial Guinea to Bamusso bordering Nigeria including South, Littoral, and South West regions. AMMCO looks forward to extending its activities across and beyond West and Central Africa.
AFRICAN MARINE MAMMAL CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION
Initiated on December 17th, 2012, the African Marine Mammal Conservation Organization (AMMCO) received the official accreditation as a non-profit organization on May 08th, 2014 by the Prefecture of Sanaga-Marine in Edea under the administrative authorization NÂ°: 086/RDA/C18/SAAJP.
AMMCO has been implementing research and conservation projects on the African manatee and other African Megafauna such as cetacean, sea turtles, sharks and rays along the coastline of Cameroon.
Our team member
Thanks to our dynamic team, we do our best to safeguard our mother nature.
Aristide Takoukam Kamla
President and founder of AMMCO
Aquatic Assistant Researcher
Dr. Lucy Keith Diagne
Advisor for AMMCO's manatee projects
Strategic Advisor to AMMCO