West and Central Africa

Created after the regionalization and decentralization process initiated by the IUCN Secretariat in 2006, the PACO region was born from the merger of Central Africa and West Africa programs.

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  • Photo de famille Photo: IUCN-BIOPAMA

    BIOPAMA – Tous ensemble afin de passer de la connaissance à l’action pour une planète protégée !

    17.10.2018

    L’atelier régional de lancement de la seconde phase du programme pour la gestion des aires protégées et la biodiversité (BIOPAMA) pour l’Afrique centrale a eu lieu du 26 au 28 septembre 2018 à Douala, en République du Cameroun sous l’égide de la Commission...

  • Photo: IUCN / Grace Baruka

    Governance grows in Mangai

    04.10.2018

    Establishing the Governance Working Group in the Mangai landscape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a crucial step in managing forests landscapes

  • two gorillas on forest floor Photo: Dominique Bikaba / Strong Roots Congo

    The strongest roots are in primary forests: An interview and a mission

    12.09.2018

    They store unrivalled amounts of carbon. They provide the necessities of life to more species than anywhere else on land. They replenish the air, furnish water and enrich the soil. They aren’t just forests – they are primary forests including intact forest...

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