RAPAC REPORT-Feasibility Study on the Establishment of a Biodiversity Conservation Trust Fund in Central Africa.

Feasibility Study on the Establishment of a Biodiversity Conservation Trust Fund in Central Africa.




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Conservation trust funds play a key role in biodiversity conservation by mobilizing and ensuring the transparent allocation of funds. In fact, many sustainable financial mechanisms for biodiversity conservation can only be launched if they have a reliable and independent mechanism for channelling funds. CTFs fulfil these conditions and can maximize their impact on the ground. As described in this document, the CTF for Central Africa can host several windows corresponding to specific initiatives to improve conservation financing.



Although it is illusory to think that viable national CTFs can be created in each country in Central Africa, it is however possible to create a very efficient sub-regional CTF that would offer financial services to local or national initiatives. This would save time and energy. This sub-regional CTF should be a small, flexible and very efficient entity. A CTF covering the Central African sub-region at the service of the most promising local institutions could play a vital role in promoting a number of initiatives that can make a difference to better preserve Central Africa’s rich biodiversity.



Although the difficulties encountered during this process should not be minimized, it is possible to set up a CTF for Central Africa that would provide financial services to existing or future national and local institutions. This would bring about genuine economies of scale and increase the international visibility of the sub-region. This proposal will also enable countries facing serious political crisis to profit from an entity like the CTF on which to rely where necessary. Although the sub-regional CTF should be fully autonomous, emphasis should be laid on the fact that its actions will be at the service of the public and cannot be carried out without the prior approval and political support of local authorities...


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