Kigali Call to Action – Africa’s inaugural Protected Areas Congress (APAC)

July 23, 2022
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Sudan Marine Parks, represented by SUDIA – Sudanese Development Initiative were in attendance at Africa’s inaugural Protected Areas Congress (APAC) which was held in Rwanda from 18 – 23 July.

Under the theme “For People and Nature” the Congress identified priority actions to strengthen Africa’s protected and conserved areas in a manner that is just, equitable and fair. These actions include a strengthening of the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, greater public and private financial investment in nature conservation and protected and conserved areas, and enhanced Pan-African collaboration, cooperation and partnership for protected and conserved area systems throughout the continent.

The closing plenary featured statements by the youth and Indigenous Peoples groups, remarks by the co-conveners of the event, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the African Wildlife Foundation, and the Government of Rwanda., and adoption of the Kigali Call to Action.

Download the Kigali Call to Action here.

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