The National Herbarium of Cameroon hosts the "Botanic Inventories"
component of the Programme. This component carries out research in the
priority sites of the Programme and in other areas with a high conservation
potential, in order to document the botanic diversity of the country.
||National Herbarium of Cameroon, Kew Botanic Gardens
||All over Cameroon.
History of the project:
The National Herbarium was founded in 1948. The Herbarium had initially
been lodged at the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Subsequently it was attached to the "Institut de la Recherche Agronomique
et Développement (IRAD)", under the authority of the Ministry
of Scientific and Technical Research (MINREST) from 1974. With the financial
help of the Programme, that lasted from 1997-2000, the National Herbarium
was revived after a period of inactivity that lasted for 11 years.
- Improve the capacity to collect, process and systematically diffuse
data on the diversity, the distribution and the use of plants in protected
areas and elsewhere on the national territory.