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Acronyme   PA: Protected Area

PAPACO is developing studies that help better understand drivers that can improve or hinder protected area conservation in Africa and identify appropriate practical solutions to make it work better.

You will also find here other interesting publications related to the work or based on the work of PAPACO.

You are welcome to share your own studies on innovative solutions for African conservation on this website too! (Please send them to Geoffroy.mauvais@iucn.org)

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Big game hunting Big game hunting in West Africa: how does it contribute to conservation? PAPACO_study 2 English  pic1
Capacity building Distance learning dedicated to West African protected areas’ staff: a feasibility study PAPACO_study 13 French  pic1
Capacity building Protected area management training in West and Central Africa: impacts and recommendations IUCN PACO English  1
Capacity building Regional evaluation of the needs and available trainings dedicated to protected area professionals from West and Central Africa : synthesis of existing studies and recommendations BIOPAMA French  1
Capacity building Feasibility study on the development of Master on protected area management in west Africa PAPACO French  1
Capacity building Strategic framework for capacity development in protected areas and other conserved territories IUCN guidelines English 1
Categories of PAs Guidelines for applying protected area management categories IUCN guidelines English  1
Civil society Experiences from the field: 19 stories from local stakeholders in West and Central Africa PAPACO and PACO (PPI) English and French couverture Cameroun
Climate change Resilience and adaptation planning for communities in protected areas UNEP WCMC_study English 1
Community based PAs  West African Community based protected areas: how do they contribute to conservation? PAPACO_study 1 French  1
Ecological monitoring Wildlife monitoring practices and use in Central Africa: how does it contribute to conservation?(+annex) PAPACO_study 15 + annex English  1
Ecological monitoring Guidelines for biodiversity assessment and monitoring for protected areas UNEP / WCMC English  1
Ecological restoration Ecological restoration for protected areas: principles, guidelines and best practices IUCN guidelines English  2
Economic benefits  Economic benefits of West Africa protected areas: what is their contribution to conservation? PAPACO_study 9 French  3
Effectiveness of PAs Evaluating effectiveness: a framework for assessing management effectiveness of protected areas IUCN guidelines English  4
Fauna analysis West/Central Africa An IUCN situation analysis of terrestrial and freshwater fauna in West and Central Africa IUCN SSC study English IUCN-SSC-study-cover_97-sur-125-pixels
Financing PAs Major conservation projects on protected areas in West and Central Africa: what is their contribution to conservation? PAPACO_study 16 French  papaco-study-16-cover_97-sur-125-pixels
Financing PAs Comparative advantages of Conservation Trust Funds and project approach to support protected areas systems_examples from the field Conservation Finance Alliance study English  1
Financing PAs Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas IUCN guidelines English  7
Financing PAs Exploring options for pooling the administrative, investment management and training functions of Conservation Trust Funds PAPACO_study 21 English 21
Financing PAs Small grants for conservation: inventory of small grants to biodiversity projects in Central and West Africa with analysis of the funding model PAPACO_study 22 English 21
Gap analysis of KBAs Identification and gap analysis of key biodiversity areas IUCN guidelines English  8
Governance Stakeholders and governance in West African protected areas : how do they contribute to conservation? (+annex) PAPACO_study 12 + annex French  9
Governance Governance of protected areas _ from understanding to action(+annex) IUCN guidelines English  1
Governance Governance of protected areas in Africa: a global review PAPACO study 17 English 2
Governance Shared governance of protected areas in Africa: case studies, lessons learnt and conditions of success PAPACO study 18 English 3
Governance Private governance of protected areas in Africa: case studies, lessons learnt and conditions of success PAPACO study 19 English 4
Governance State governance of protected areas in Africa: case studies, lessons learnt and conditions of success PAPACO study 20 English 5
Invasive plants Invasive plants affecting protected areas in West Africa: management for reduction of risk for biodiversity PAPACO_study 14 English  2
Large PAs Sahelo-saharan large protected areas: how do they contribute to conservation? PAPACO_study 3 French  1
Legal framework  Assessment of the legal and institutional framework of West African protected areas PAPACO_study 8 French  3
Management plans Development and implementation of management plans in West and Central Africa PAPACO_study 11 French  4
Management plans Guidelines for management planning of protected areas IUCN guidelines English  5
Man & Biosphere Management manual for UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa: a practical guide for managers German Commission for UNESCO English 5
Mining Mining sector development in West Africa and its impact on conservation(+annex) PAPACO_study 10 + annex 1 & annex 2 English  6
Multi-Internationally Designated Areas Managing MIDAS. Harmonising the management of Multi-Internationally Designated Areas: Ramsar sites, World Heritage sites, Biosphere Reserves and UNESCO Global Geoparks IUCN English 1
New technologies in PAs The internet of things for protected areas: the application of innovative technologies to improve management effectiveness PAPACO English
New technologies in PAs The Internet of Things for Pendjari NP: a phased innovative technology investment strategy to improve management effectiveness PAPACO English
New technologies in PAs African Protected Areas and the Internet of Things (IoT): a synthesis article PAPACO English
Protected areas globally Protected Planet report 2016 UNEP-WCMC English pic1
PAs of Guinea  Analysis of t management practices in a sample of 10 Guinean protected areas: how do they contribute to conservation ? PAPACO_study 5 French  7
PAs of Mali Independent external assessment of current and potential management practices of Malian protected areas : recommendations for their improvement PAPACO_study 7 French  8
PAs of Africa Improving conservation of protected areas in Africa_Summary of the Weotenga meeting (October, 2011) PAPACO_report English  9
PAs of Africa Twenty-two stories of conservation in Africa: key elements for effective and well-governed protected areas in Sub-Saharian Africa PAPACO_report English  10
PAs of Africa Innovating for biodiversity conservation in African protected areas: a study IDDRI & France-IUCN partnership English (see NAPA 104 for summary) pic1
Tourism Tourism in West African protected areas : how does it contribute to conservation? PAPACO_study 6 French  11
Transboundary PAs Transboundary conservation: a systematic and integrated approach IUCN guidelines English 11
Urban PAs Urban protected areas: profiles and best practice guidelines IUCN guidelines English pic1
World Heritage World Heritage in West Africa: state and value of the label, a priority for conservation? PAPACO_study 4 French  12