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 is to contribute to the protection of aquatic megafauna and their habitats in Central Africa by developing synergies to improve scientific knowledge, the livelihoods of fishing communities and law enforcement.
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
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
Facilitate collaboration between stakeholders on marine and coastal issues
Improvement of knowledge on marine wildlife
Scientific research on aquatic species, their habitat and riparian 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
Verification of the application of conventions on aquatic megafauna and its habitat
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 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
Field Assistant and Biostatistician
Ecological Monitoring Officer
Cedric Ingrid Biankeu
Guy Aristide Bengondo Mengoue
Dr. Lucy Keith Diagne
Advisor for AMMCO's manatee projects
Strategic Advisor to AMMCO
Stratégic advisor to AMMCO