A New Africa-EU Partnership Can Help Protect Africa’s Unique Biodiversity

An African forest elephants wades through a lake in the Congo.
Forest elephant in Republic of Congo’s Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park. Photo credit: ©Kyle de Nobrega
An Indigenous girl prepares a meal as her family sits outside their thatched home.
The Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme is a major international initiative that aims to improve wildlife conservation and food security. The SWM Programme is an Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) initiative, which is funded by the European Union, with co-funding from the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) and the French Development Agency (AFD). Photo credit: ©FAO/Thomas Nicolon
An Okapi stands in the Okapi Wildlife Preserve of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Okapi in Okapi Wildlife Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri Forest. Photo credit: ©Hani Gué
Large inselbergs, which are volcanic rocks made of dark granite, dominate the landscape of Mozambique’s Niassa National Reserve. Photo credit: Mike Kock/WCS



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