About us

About AMMCO

Our Vision

Making the coastal and aquatic environment of Africa a threat-free home for aquatic wildlife, taking into account the best interest of the local people.

Our mission

Notre mission est de contribuer à la protection de la mégafaune aquatique et de ses habitats en Afrique centrale en développant des synergies pour améliorer les connaissances scientifiques, les moyens de subsistance des communautés de pêcheurs et l'application de la loi.

Our intervention axis

  • Synergies development for the marine wildlife conservation ;
  • Improvement of knowledge on marine wildlife ;
  • Reduction of the economic vulnerability of fishing communities ;
  • Advocacy for marine wildlife law enforcement 
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OUR STRATEGIES

To achieve our mission, we identified four strategies including applied research and monitoring, integrated management, awareness and capacity building.

Synergies development for the marine wildlife conservation

Synergies development for the marine wildlife conservation

Facilitate collaboration between stakeholders on marine and coastal issues

Improvement of knowledge on marine wildlife

Improvement of knowledge on marine wildlife

Scientific research on aquatic species, their habitat and riparian communities

Reduction of the economic vulnerability of local communities

Reduction of the economic vulnerability of local communities

AMMCO is conscious about the fact that species-based conservation alone is not sustainable for the long-term management

Advocacy for marine wildlife law enforcement

Advocacy for marine wildlife law enforcement

Verification of the application of conventions on aquatic megafauna and its habitat

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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 at the border with Equatorial Guinea to Bamusso at the border with Nigeria including the South, Littoral, and Southwest 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 8th, 2014 by the Prefecture of Sanaga-Marine in Edea under the administrative authorization N°: 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.

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OUR Team

Thanks to our dynamic team, we do our best to safeguard our mother nature.

Aristide Takoukam Kamla
Aristide Takoukam Kamla

President and founder of AMMCO


Eddy Nnanga
Eddy Nnanga

Project coordinator


Cedrick Fogwan
Cedrick Fogwan

Field Assistant and Biostatistician


Clinton FACTHEU
Clinton FACTHEU

Ecological Monitoring Officer


Fadai Moutchena
Fadai Moutchena

Focal point


Marcien KUETE
Marcien KUETE

Cartographer


Joseph Nkembe
Joseph Nkembe

Boat pilot


Cedric Ingrid Biankeu
Cedric Ingrid Biankeu

Focal point


Clémentine Menga Nkoudjo
Clémentine Menga Nkoudjo

Community Development Officer


Guy Aristide Bengondo Mengoue
Guy Aristide Bengondo Mengoue

Focal point


Morgane Nigon
Morgane Nigon

Project Coordinator


Noëlla Mbotiji
Noëlla Mbotiji

Project Assistant



ADVISORS

Dr. Lucy Keith Diagne
Dr. Lucy Keith Diagne

Advisor for AMMCO's manatee projects


Paul Thomson
Paul Thomson

Strategic Advisor to AMMCO


Thomas Bacha
Thomas Bacha

Stratégic advisor to AMMCO


Laurent Sanchez
Laurent Sanchez

Development