Yaoundé: Experts work together to eradicate poaching in Central Africa

25 March 2013 | News story

An emergency meeting of Ministers of the Commission for Central African States in charge of defense and security, foreign relations and the protection of wildlife, has taken place in Yaoundé, Cameroon from 21-23 March 2013.

Organized by the Secretariat of the Commission for Central African States, in collaboration with the Commission of Central African Forests (COMIFAC), the Network for Protected Areas in Central Africa (RAPAC) and the concerned States (Central Republic of Africa, Cameroon and Chad), the meeting focused on anti poaching.

At the end of the meeting, the participants drew up a Declaration on Anti-Poaching in Central Africa. Through this Declaration, countries have adopted an anti poaching plan of the highest urgency for the northern part of Cameroon, the North and South-West of the Central Republic of Africa, Southern Chad as well as in forest area, along with a roadmap for its implementation. They also proposed the inclusion of anti poaching in the agenda of the upcoming Summit of Heads of State and Governments of the Commission of Central African States.

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Une vue aérienne d'écosystèmes d'Afrique centrale et occidentale