In conservation, success often depends on the basics. It can be as simple as making sure that park rangers have fuel for vehicles—or as difficult as navigating an entrenched culture of corruption. And long-term investment is crucial.
Central African Republic
WRI works to track forest loss and foster better forest management. Learn more about Global Forest Watch.
The Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) is an initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), whose main objectives are to mitigate climate change and sustainably manage forests in Central Africa. As the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC)...
Rodrigue Katembo remporté le Goldman Environmental Award pour sa défense du Parc National des Virunga.
Ranger Rodrigue Katembo risked his life to protect wildlife from oil developers in Virunga National Park—even wearing a hidden camera and pretending to accept bribes. He recently shared his incredible story with WRI.
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Illegal logging in Central Africa results in the loss of millions of dollars in revenue each year, exacerbates poverty in forest-dependent communities, accelerates forest ecosystem degradation and undermines efforts to invest in long-term sustainable forest management. WRI, in collaboration with the International Conservation Union and the Inter-African Forest Industries Association, developed a set of legality standards that assesses if timber products produced and exported in Central Africa are legal. Those legality indicators are now being used by governments of forest-rich countries in Central Africa for establishing their own national standards, notably in view of satisfying European Union regulations which will soon require that all imported timber products come from legal sources. In addition, WRI works with those governments to map and monitor their logging concessions and protected areas.
The Forest Atlases are online platforms that help countries better manage their forest resources by combining government data with the latest forest monitoring technology.
Cette carte montre les aires protégées de la République Centrafricaine en 2009. Elle donne un aperçu des différents types d'aires protégées, leurs nombres, superficies et emplacements.
Cette montre le system de gestion des forêts en vigeur en République Centrafricaine. Elle fournit des informations sur le système de gestion des concessions forestières divisées en Unités Forestières de Gestion, elles mêmes divisées en Assièttes Annuelles de Coupe.