International Partnerships

ECOFAC6 - Preserving Biodiversity and Fragile Ecosystems in Central Africa

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The main objective of ECOFAC6 is to promote a green economy characterised by endogenous, sustainable and inclusive economic development, as well as the fight against climate change.

The ECOFAC 6 programme targets direct support to nearly 17 protected areas spread over 7 different states and 8 priority landscapes for conservation, while contributing to a green economy characterised by sustainable and inclusive economic development, as well as the fight against climate change.

The diversity of the sites covers all the representative natural environments of the Central African region, from the savannas of the Sahel to the forests of the Congo Basin, the island landscapes of Sao Tome and Principe and the protected marine area of ​​Mayumba in Gabon.

Given the plurality of situations in the landscapes and territories concerned, the planned activities are adapted according to the contexts and specificities of each site. Consultation platforms facilitate the coordination of socio-economic activities and the sustainable management of ecosystem services integrated into local development plans.

Local populations are involved in the sustainable management of natural resources and represented in the structures for steering and monitoring protected areas. The promotion of natural resources, for example through ecotourism, ensures a source of sustainable financing for conservation, and significant benefits for the populations.

Key Information
Geographical coverage
Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Republic, Gabon, Central African Republic, Chad, Sao Tomé & Principe
April 2017 - February 2023
Implementing organisations
African Wildlife Foundation (AWF); Zoological Society of London (ZCL); World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR); BirdLife International (SPEA)
Agence nationale de la préservation de la nature Gabon; African Parks Network; Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS); Sahara Conservation Fund