Forêts d'Afrique Centrale

OFAC State of the Protected Areas

State of protected areas 2020

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 and RIOFAC projects, as well as GIZ, “Protected Areas of Central Africa: Status 2020” follows a first edition published in 2015, which has now become the flagship publication on protected areas in the region.

Full report 2020

Dynamics of protected areas in Central Africa : from ecological issues to socio-economic development

Governance of protected areas in Central Africa : an evolving process

Public-private partnerships in the management of Central Africa protected areas : lessons learned and perspectives

Information and data to support management decisions in Central African protected areas

Humans and forest elephants in Central Africa : conflict and co-existence in and around protected areas

Transhumant pastoralism and protected areas in Central Africa : from conflict to peaceful coexistence

Extractive industries and protected areas in Central Africa : for better of for worse?

Ecotourism and protected areas in Central Africa : a future in common

Protected areas : a major asset in the fight against climate change

This 2020 edition coordinated by three scientific publishers of CIRAD and OFAC-COMIFAC, brings together a fifty per cent of Central Africa and elsewhere. It draws up a harmonized portrait of the protected area network of the entire region. The report shows unambiguous that national networks and the sub-regional network have been strongly strengthened but face many challenges. Detailed analyzes, intended to inform decision-makers and managers, explore several important themes: governance, ecotourism, human-elephant conflicts, transhumance, mines and oil industry. This document shows the importance of protected areas for the sustainable development of Central Africa: it aims to contribute to a multi-sectoral dialogue and a better integration of these areas into country development strategies.