Preserving and promoting the biodiversity of Cameroon and Congo Basin for future generations

  • protect the biodiversity of Cameroon and the Congo basin

  • Collection and conservation of various specimens ...

  • Ethnobotany, phytotherapy and phyto-pathology research fields ...

  • Mushrooms

  • Liana, fruits, orchids,seeds ...

  • Bones, skeletons, feathers ...

  • Inauguration nouveau siège du MEM

The Millennium Ecological Museum (MEM) goal is to protect the biodiversity of Cameroon and the Congo basin for future generations through the collection and conservation of various specimens: plants, animals, minerals. It is the first natural history museum in Cameroon and Central Africa. It's a project led by prof. Bernard Nkongmeneck and professional researchers who came together to preserve Africa biodiversity. The impact of the museum is timeless. The success of the museum will inspire Africans and create awareness on climate change.

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Picture collections of wildlife

The MEM is building picture collections of wildlife and natural ecosystems of Cameroon and Congo Basin to be share with partners.

Climatic change project

Mem staff started the sensitization of local people in the region where the Centre is located on the destruction of the forest ecosystem, to product charcoal to prevent climate change.

New complex

The Campaign Support MEM aims to raise USD $5,000 ( adding to $20,000 already raised locally) to expand the current museum by building a new complex (4000 sq meter) with exhibition rooms, research lab, teaching space and souvenir shop.


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