Réseau des Aires Protégées de l'Afrique Centrale (RAPAC)
RAPAC (the Network of Protected Areas of Central Africa) is an implementing and advocacy NGO that focused on the preservation of natural resources and biodiversity in protected areas of its 9 Central African member countries: Gabon, Congo, Congo DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, São Tome and Principé, Rwanda, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic.
The network aims to improve the state and management of protected areas, as well as promote knowledge of the value of such areas among the general populace. To inform these efforts, it gathers biodiversity and socioeconomic data in the protected areas. Its work comprises the creation of pilot demonstration sites, biodiversity reserves, climate change laboratories, and spatial planning tools for protected areas in its member countries. To date, it oversees 82 protected areas, including 6 biosphere reserves recognized by the MAB Program, and 8 that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.See more