The mission of ERuDeF’s Ecotourism program is to diversify the income generating portforlio of local communities and help reduce their pressure on the exploitation of forest resources.
ERuDeF’s Ecotourism Program constitutes a major poverty alleviation initiative. The Lebialem-Mone Forest Landscape posses great eco-touristic potentials. In this respect, ERuDeF is currently designing its eco-touristic program across the landscape through its International Volunteering Program (IVP).The project falls in line with the Cameroon national policy on tourism developed in 2002. The policy came in with the creation of the National Tourism council.
Three of potential touristic sites are the Lebialem waterfall, Mbindia sacred hill, and the ‘Mbumbetoudh cave’ in Fossimondi including several other not mentioned and others still to be discovered. This cave harbours several thousands of large bats and a waterfall with an interesting water pond below it. It is a potential ecotouristic site and its development as a viable touristic site is crucial for nature conservation in the area. So far there exists an association known as the ‘The Lebialem Eco-tourism Association’ composed of members of various village communities of the division.