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The Sangha Tri-National Landscape: an African Test-Bed for Conservation Innovation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management

Wildlife Conservation Society

Date and Time
25 October 2010 18:15 - 19:45

Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10)

The Sangha Tri-National (TNS) Landscape in Central Africa covers over 32,000 km2 and includes three contiguous national parks managed in coordination with each other: Lobeke National Park in Cameroon, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic, and Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo. The TNS landscape, as nominated in 2010 for World Heritage status, contains the largest remaining intact rainforest ecosystem in Central Africa; it is the focus of a participative land use planning approach designed to reconcile competing land use needs and priorities and, in the long term, maintain low emissions of greenhouse gases from deforestation and degradation; it is the focus of the first cross-boundary conservation trust fund in Africa (which was registered as a charity in the UK in 2007); and it contains the first FSC-certified forestry concession within the region. This side event will profile 3-4 approaches to sustainable natural resource management in the TNS that link in particular to the protected area and innovative financing themes of COP-10.