The system of national parks and reserves is subject to various increasing pressures, resulting in manifest ecosystem degradation. In order to reverse this spiral of deterioration of our parks and reserves, the state of Côte d’Ivoire has undertaken, through Act No. 2002-102 of 11 February 2002, a legal reform with a view to ensuring better management of national parks and reserves.
Stories – Ivory Coast
The foundation for Parks and Reserves of Côte d’ivoire recently funded a training workshop for officials of the Ivorian Office of Parks and Reserves on open standards for the management of conservation projects and programs. The open standards for conservation practice were developed by a consortium of conservation organizations known as the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP).
For the year 2020, the Foundation for Parks and Reserves of Côte d’Ivoire (FPRCI) has provided to the Ivorian Office of Parks and Reserves (OIPR) a grant of F CFA 1.245 billion (about $2.05M) for the financing of the National Parks of Taï, Comoé, Azagny and Mont-Sangbé. This brings the non-repayable grants provided by FPRCI to OIPR from 2014 to 2020 to a total amount of CFA F 5.895 billion ($9.74 million) for the management of the aforementioned National Parks through the windows open to the foundation.
In order to encourage the participatory management of populations living near national parks and reserves in the protection of Protected Areas, the Foundation for Parks and Reserves of Côte d’Ivoire (FPRCI) decided to provide during the year 2020, additional financial support for the actions of the Ivorian Office of Parks and Reserves (OIPR).