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Support for Protected Areas

PAPFor provides direct support to the two national agencies responsible for protected area management. A key support activity is WCF working to establish the Pensel-li-Soyah-Sabouyah area as a National Park and to update the management plan of the Outamba National Park which will serve as a basis for the interventions of technical and financial partners. PAPFor also supports training in management tools such as IMET (Integrated Management Effectiveness Tool) and village territory management plans. These tools help guide decision-making for effective management of threats and pressures on priority conservation targets. The programme also provides support for vehicles, computers, field equipment, and monitoring patrols. A vegetation monitoring system has been established to quantify the positive effects of restoration actions in the identified corridor at the landscape level.