Support to protected areas
PAPFor provides direct support to the three agencies responsible for managing protected areas. An essential support is to establish or update a Management Plan that serves as a basis for the interventions of these agencies, in collaboration with the local populations. PAPFor also supports training in the use of management tools such as IMET (Integrated Management Effectiveness Tool). These tools allow monitoring of management effectiveness and of threats and law enforcement activities. The programme also provides support for vehicules, computers, field equipment, and surveillance patrols. A common database is being set up and will allow annual assessments of the reduction of threats to the landscape.