The Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC) is a wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and conservation education project, situated in the South-West Region of Cameroon.
In short the centre was founded in 1993 and is managed by both the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) and the Pandrillus Foundation—a registered non-profit NGO in the USA, Nigeria, and Cameroon.
The LWC provide a solution to law enforcement agencies for where to place wildlife seized from the illegal wildlife trade. For all elements of their work, they collaborate with state and national government, communities, and other international and local NGOs to protect habitats and endangered species. The Limbe Wildlife Centre in-situ and ex-situ activities include rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction, conservation education and advocacy, law reinforcement, creating alternative livelihoods to hunting, and research. Through a holistic approach, the LWC aims to ensure the survival of Cameroon’s unique flora and fauna.
Ultimately, there are three main pillars to their work:
Rescue and rehabilitation
Through wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, educational initiatives and community programmes, we envision a Cameroon where humans and wildlife can cohabit peacefully, and animals face less extinction by human inflicted threats. A Cameroon where wildlife welfare and conservation merge and are included in the development of Cameroonian society to substantially benefit local communities and improve both human and animal wellbeing.
The mission of the LWC aims to conserve Cameroonian wildlife by rehabilitating victims of poaching, inspiring people to connect with nature and improve local communities’ wellbeing.