About us

About AMMCO

Our Vision

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

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 fishermen and other stakeholders into sustainable fisheries and responsible watershed use.

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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.

Research and monitoring

Research and monitoring

The research and monitoring conducted by AMMCO are not just meant to gain scientific knowledge of new species

Awareness

Awareness

Because aquatic megafauna such as manatees receive only very little attention from public in Central Africa

Integrated management

Integrated management

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

Capacity building

Capacity building

Aquatic research requires advanced skills and experience which are rarely taught in academic institutions of African developing

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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


Marcien KUETE
Marcien KUETE

Cartographer


Rowina NGUIMBIS
Rowina NGUIMBIS

Communicator


Clinton FACTHEU
Clinton FACTHEU

Responsible of ecological monitoring


Mpinde Félix
Mpinde Félix

Focal point


Fadai Moutchena
Fadai Moutchena

Focal point


Cédrick Fogwan
Cédrick Fogwan

Field Assistant and Biostatistician


Joseph Nkembe
Joseph Nkembe

Boat pilot


Cédrick Biankeu
Cédrick Biankeu

Focal point



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