Partnership with UNESCO

In January 2013, the FFW engaged in a partnership agreement with UNESCO. As part of this agreement, the FFW provides support to a project for the sustainable safe-guarding of the Dja Faunal Reserve in Cameroon inscribed on the Word Heritage List since 1987. The aim of this project is to improve the conservation of the reserve, one of the largest rainforests in Africa, and to preserve its biodiversity.

The partnership with UNESCO also concerns the FFW's participation in the Rapid Response Facility, a programme allowing rapid action and the immediate release of up to USD 30,000 if a World Heritage Site is under threat. The FFW is proud to support this project, which protects both nature and humanity's heritage.

In the Garamba National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo) 78 elephants were killed for their tusks, brains, and genital organs within two months in 2014. The Garamba reserve and its animals are in extreme danger. The FFW supports a Rapid Response Facility emergency plan to improve the protection of elephants and other animals in the park as quickly as possible.

For more information, see the official summary "Legacy Review".


Links
Rapid Response Facility: www.rapid-response.org
World Heritage Center: whc.unesco.org
Fauna & Flora International: www.fauna-flora.org

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