All activities of the Limbe Wildlife Centre depend on donations and some people do the impossible in order to raise money for us. I would like to name two: Keith Norman and Doug Gratwick. They are going to participate in the ‘Race of Hope’, a run up and down Mount Cameroon, to raise funds for the LWC. If you want to support this incredible initiative, please make a donation with the paypal option on this page.
Mount Cameroon is a very important ecosystem, rich in biodiversity. The forests on the western slopes of the Mountain are a good habitat for the endangered drill and preuss’s monkeys, chimpanzees and other species. Once a year this mountain is taken over by runners. Starting in Buea (on the eastern side!) the runners go to the top and back, the fastest runners taking only a bit more then 4 hours. It is hard to describe how amazing this is. Let me tell you that I climbed the mountain taking two days going up and down and I though I was going to die. The picture below also illustrates well how tough it is. This man finished in second position two years ago and went the last 100 meters on all fours.
Keith and Doug live and work in Nigeria. Keith visited the Limbe Wildlife Centre a while ago and decided that this was the project he wants to run for. We are very grateful that the two of them do this for the LWC and we hope that many of you will decide to support them. The date of the race is not yet set, but it will be in February. We will keep you informed about how it goes.
Simone de Vries
Assistant Project Manager