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New human rights and conservation curriculum in Cameroon aims to educate conservation practitioners on the importance of protecting human rights.
March 16, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new human rights and conservation curriculum at Garoua Wildlife College in Cameroon.  This technical and college-level curriculum, which will roll out this year, reflects the growing concern in Central Africa—as elsewhere—that for conservation efforts in protected areas to be successful, they must reflect the interests and needs of indigenous communities.  However, tensions and violent conflicts over sovereignty, rights, and resources are not uncommon.

March 26, 2019

USAID’s Strengthening Central Africa Environmental Monitoring and Policy Support (SCAEMPS) activity serves as a bridge between biodiversity and forest conservation work, policy issues and local, national and international stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (ROC).

March 26, 2019

Virunga, the smallest and easternmost of the nine USAID-supported landscapes lies along the northeast border of the DRC, extending into northwest Rwanda and southwest Uganda.

March 26, 2019

The second smallest and northernmost of the nine USAID under CARPE supported landscapes; Sangha Tri-National World Heritage Site straddles the borders of the Republic of Congo, Cameroon and the Central African Republic. It encompasses three contiguous national parks1 and adjoins the Lac Télé-Lac Tumba landscape along its eastern edge.

March 26, 2019

Salonga-Lukenie-Sankuru, located in central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) south of the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba and east of the Lac Télé-Lac Tumba landscapes, is one of the largest of the nine USAID- supported landscapes. Salonga National Park, is divided into two almost equally sized north and south sections.

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