Conservation in Fragile States: myths, realities and opportunities

The case of Central African Republic

TV Studio 2
Lab debate
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
16:10 to 16:55

Beyond the traditional challenge of raising - in an extremely fragile context, communities’ awareness on conservation actions, the Natural Parks operators in CAR are facing specific security issues: poaching from armed groups, presence of IDPs, armed transhumance…

Speakers will discuss how to balance and integrate security/development/conservation approaches. They will address sensitive questions such as militarisation of eco-guards, recruitment in/outside local communities, difficulty of developing income-generating activities and lack of enforcement of regulations.

Speakers will present their innovative solutions: from park management models, to cattle herders’ trainings to monitor and educate transhumant herders, to valorization of natural resources conservation and territorial planning.

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Organised by


Didier NILS
Fonds Bêkou
Ulrich Frederic LOMBE-ZANZA
National Expert
Chinko Natural Park
Antonio BOVEDA
Country Director, Central African Republic
Wildlife Conservation Society
Head of Conservation and Biodiversity, Conservation Area