Cameroon, otherwise known as the Africa in miniature cuts across several biomes and is the 5th richest country in Africa in terms of biodiversity. The ERuDeF Institute of Biodiversity and Non-profit Studies (ERuDeF Institute) and/or referred to also as EIBiNS was founded in 2012 with the mission to support the long term biodiversity management in Cameroon and elsewhere through the training, capacity building and professional development of the next generation of conservation scientists and leaders and to provide the younger generation with the much needed professional experience. The ERuDeF Institute’s is the pioneer institute in Cameroon dedicated to the holistic study of the environment. Its overall goal is to increase the quantity and quality of conservation scientists and leaders that will help to sustain biodiversity management in Cameroon and elsewhere. The ERuDeF Institute is a registered non-profit educational institute in Cameroon with head quarters in Buea, SW Cameroon and with an international Board of Trustees comprising members from the Cameroon, USA and Europe.