Ian's Journey to Cameroon

Current Location

Yaoundé, Cameroon

Bonjour! Hello! My name is Ian, and I'm in Cameroon for nine months as I study mammal communities in cocoa farms. Let's explore Yaoundé, the Dja Reserve and Mbam et Djerem Park together!


I visited the Dja Biosphere Reserve for my research with Fulbright and then traveled to Mbam et Djerem Park to work on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant to protect the chimpanzee population.


I hope everyone has a better understanding of life in Cameroon and the wildlife of the country after this fun exchange. Cameroon has much to offer the world and hopefully you can visit one day!

Field Notes

I spoke to Marcel who is a student at one of the Bilingual schools in Yaoundé. He is in elementary school and I met him when he was selling peanuts after school.


Cameroon is a biodiversity hotspot for primate species, in particular. This Album contains videos of forest activity from the Dja Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site.