Publication of the new State of Protected Areas 2020 report
Central Africa currently has more than 200 protected areas covering a total of 800 000 km², or twice the size of Cameroon. Across the 10 countries of the region, the number and size of protected areas have doubled in the last 20 years. According to the new report entitled “State of protected areas in Central Africa: 2020”, Central Africa is close to meeting the international targets for protected areas. However, these areas are often poorly run and their management could be improved. In the interests of sustainable development, the authors of the report insist on the importance of protecting this natural capital, which will, in return, contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.
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The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) is delighted to present the latest version of the Integrated Management Effectiveness Tool (IMET). Building on lessons learned from users on the ground in sites around the world, this new 2.2 release offers many new features to improve assessments and to increase the focus on achieving better outcomes for protected areas. IMET is a fully-featured, in-depth decision support tool for evaluation of both marine and terrestrial protected areas, helping protected area managers understand how to get the best results, based on an analytical approach. Join us on 15 July for this one-hour webinar to learn more about IMET, including its installation and use.
Poster “Towards more outcome-orientedprotected areas”
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).
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