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Publication launch: “The State of Central Africa’s Protected Areas 2020”

Sustainably managing protected areas requires knowledge about their situation and the problems they face. With this objective, the Central African Forests Observatory (OFAC) presents an updated assessment of the state of protected areas in the ten member countries of the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC).

Written by a group of experts specializing in conservation in Central Africa, with the financial support of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OEACP) and the European Union (EU) through the BIOPAMA program and the RIOFAC project, as well as GIZ, the book “The State of Central Africa’s Protected Areas 2020” follows a first edition published in 2015, which has now become the flagship publication on protected areas in the sub-region.

The 2020 edition not only provides updated data, but it also gives more in-depth information on pressing issues such as transhumance, human-wildlife conflicts, and extractive industries. This publication is a flagship product of the Observatory for Biodiversity and Protected Areas of the BIOPAMA program, hosted by OFAC-COMIFAC in Central Africa.

With the aim of presenting the main findings to policymakers, journalists, current and future donors, academics, civil society organizations and other actors in the conservation and development sectors, OFAC is organizing an online public event to launch the publication. It will be followed by a press briefing addressed to the media.

Date and time: June 29, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30am Yaoundé time

Location: Online (Zoom)

Languages: French/English (simultaneous translation)

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