A to Z of Destinations
Australia, NZ and South Pacific
A to Z of Experiences
Walking and trekking
Diving and snorkelling
Wildlife and safaris
Meet the locals
Frontier and expedition
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Visiting the Poles
Career breaks and BIG trips
Body and soul
Volunteer and conservation
Australia, East Coast
Australia, West Coast
Everest Base Camp
Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railway
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail
Cruising the Nile, Egypt
26th November 2011
Eight countries have joined forces to strengthen national wildlife laws in Central Africa, in a bid to tackle illegal poaching and wildlife trade in the region
Representatives from eight Central African countries met last week in Douala, Cameroon to finalise a five-year action plan that aims to strengthen national wildlife laws in the region. The countries agreed to work together to tackle illegal poaching and wildlife trade in the region through a series of collaborative steps.
Key issues raised during the meeting included the need for collaboration between law enforcers and prosecution authorities in each of the countries, the introduction of more effective deterrents and criminal prosecution, higher security at key border and transit points, and overall increased awareness of conservation issues.
Primary threats to Central African wildlife include poaching, commercial bush-meat trade, habitat degradation and climate change. Species that will benefit from the new action plan could include both the endangered mountain gorilla and chimpanzee, and the iconic African elephant, as well as many more.
Delegates from the Central Africa Forest Commission (COMIFAC), including Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Cameroon took part in the meeting.
Check out our Cameroon travel guide for inspiration | Plan a trip... More
Travel Icon: Gorilla watching in East and Central Africa | Destinations... More
Check out our volunteer and conservation travel guide | Plan a trip... More
10 of the best places to see gorillas | Inspire me... More
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login or get more from Wanderlust - register today!
Great news. If no-one wanted the animals or body parts which are being poached there'd be no need for keepers and guards, Stating the obvious, I know, but I wonder if you have any news/information pieces on that side of the coin?
Volunteer and conservation travel guide, including info on voluntourism, how to give back on your travels, how to get started with travel volunteering and more
Wildlife and safaris travel guide, including wildlife and safaris travel advice, where to go on safari in the world
Tsavo is supposed to be a safe haven for Kenya's elephants, but with poaching on the rise can this national park keep its mighty tuskers safe? Brian Jackman investigates
From city treehouses to island homestays and hope for gibbons, Thailand is awash with eco-initiatives that help local communities and provide extra insight into the Land of Smiles
At one of Thailand's key wildlife conservation centres, Diana Edelman walks and bathes with a family of six-tonne elephants – an exhilarating, life-changing experience
These impressive organisations are leading the way in Thailand's sustainable tourism industry
The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre opened to the public in January 2014 and has since been visited by Sir David Attenborough
Key states along the illegal ivory trade route have committed to a series of measures designed to protect Africa's 'vulnerable' elephant populations
Simply select the destination you’re interested in or the activities you’re looking
for and we’ll send your request to a select panel of tour operators.
Each operator will respond to your request individually. Your details remain private
and are not disclosed to any partners unless you decide to proceed with a booking.
Save 43% on train tickets with the Train Line
SAVE 10% online with Rohan
Save £5 off every Visa with The Visa Machine
Wanderlust sends out regular email newsletters – be the first to know about web
exclusives, competitions, hot offers and travel jobs. Register today!
I have read and agree to the Terms &
Where in the world are you? Add
#wanderlustmag to your tweets and share your latest travel adventures with
fellow Wanderlusters on wanderlust.co.uk
Get to know Wanderlust on facebook and bring all your travel-minded friends, too