A study calls for a flexible guide to the establishment and management of transboundary protected areas (TPA) in the Congo Basin



1) Formalize the evidence from this report in a flexible guide on creating and managing TPAs (2) Strengthen the process of developing and implementing PA management and development plans, (3 ) Identify the financial resources required to implement management plans, (4) Enhance the contribution of national budgets to TPA management (5) Develop and replicate the trust fund experience, (6) Allow greater autonomy for institutions in charge of managing protected areas and further engage the private sector in conservation financing - These are some of the recommendations coming out of a study commissioned by the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat with financial support from GIZ, the COMIFAC Support Office.






 Kindly download: Pr Roger NGOUFO (2013), GIZ Consultant: Study on capitalization of experience gained from Central Africa’s Transboundary Protected Areas


A study conducted with financial support from GIZ, the COMIFAC Support Office


Executive Summary


Central Africa’s forest ecosystems exhibit an exceptionally vast and unique diversity of flora and wildlife as seen from the landscapes. In the face of the threat of unsustainable exploitation of these resources, States in the subregion have separately adopted reforms which have proved inefficient. This is why more comprehensive solutions have been considered. Concerted action by the States has been strengthened in order to achieve better results in the management of natural resources.




docs/news/Juin-Aout-2013/APT-Bild3.jpgThus through cooperation agreements between States, Transboundary Protected Area complexes (TPAs) have taken shape in Central Africa. Complexes that have been effectively established and those underway have been identified. These are useful tools for conservation in that they allow for large-scale actions based on greater cooperation between States. The Yaoundé Declaration on Forests, which expresses the commitment of the Central African Heads of State made in March 1999, is the foundation for all dynamics for joint management of transboundary protected areas. Furthermore, international legal instruments such as the Convention on Biological Diversity foster international, regional and subregional cooperation on the conservation of biological resources. From this perspective, the international legal framework is conducive to TPA initiatives. Read more...



Kindly download: Pr Roger NGOUFO (2013), GIZ Consultant: Study on capitalization of experience gained from Central Africa’s Transboundary Protected Areas

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