Cameroon Natural Resources

Cameroon Natural Resources

Cameroon is endowed with an abundance of natural resources, including in the agricultural, mining, forestry, and oil and gas sectors.

Oil and gas

According to the US EIA, Cameroon had 200 million barrels of proven oil reserves in 2012

Cameroon has one of the largest gas reserves in Africa, estimated at over 3.5 trillion cubic meters. Plans to commercialize this resource, for which there is now a ready market within the region and beyond, are already advanced.

Mineral resources

The country also has a huge reservoir of virtually untapped mineral resources which include iron ore, timber, bauxite, diamonds, gold, cobalt, nickel and manganese.

National parks

Cameroon has 9 National Parks which include the following:

  • Bénoué National Park
  • Bouba Njida National Park
  • Boumba Bek National Park
  • Campo Ma’an National Park
  • Faro National Park
  • Korup National Park
  • Lobéké National Park
  • Nki National Park
  • Waza National Park

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