Mount Manengouba constitutes a high proportion of endemic species from all taxonomic groups (Flora and fauna). This area hosts over 100 species of amphibians with a high proportion of endemic species (60%).  It Host 89 reptile species with the highest number of chameleons on mainland Africa (7 species). The Area hosts 270 species of birds with 44 endemics. In order to conserve this biological diversity, the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) and Cameroon Herpetology-Conservation Biology Foundation (CAMHERP-CBF) are implementing a three years project around Mount Manengouba funded by the Rainforest Trust for the first two years of implementation and the last one year by the two organizations sourcing funding elsewhere. For the project to be fully recognized by the government of Cameroon, a technical report has to be produced and submitted to the Minister of Forestry and Wildlife. For this reason a workshop was held in Nkongsamba to elaborate the technical report for the Mount Manengouba conservation project.

        The main objective of the workshop was to elaborate the technical note for the creation of the proposed Mount Manengouba Integral Ecological Reserve. To meet with this objective, Invitation letters were sent to all those concerned, phone calls were made to all those invited to inform them about the workshop, presentations were made during the workshop to make participants know the background, objects, results of studies carried out on biodiversity and socio-economics in this area. Presentations were made to illustrate the propose map of the area and how a technical note for the project will be developed. 

        Two committees were created. Their role was to develop a frame work for the elaboration of the technical note. Five presentations were made. After the presentation, questions and answer sessions, it was recommended the name of the proposed protected area (Mount Muanenguba Integral Ecological Reserve) be changed and the twin lake is included in the map of the proposed protected area.

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