The COVID-19 pandemic has at the very least slowed down various activities and essential services around the world and at the most crippled the economies. First world leaders responded to the pandemic by imposing shutdowns and travel bans and the rest of the world responded similarly.

The FSOA based its intervention on an endowment fund whose interests ensure predictable, regular, and sustainable funding, to secure effective and sustainable management of the Biosphere Reserves of the W-Arly-Pendjari transboundary complex, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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).

Created to recognize the bravery and dedication of the Conservation Area rangers, the fund will award prizes to the most outstanding rangers each year as well as providing support to family members of the rangers who, in the performance of their duties, lose their lives or are permanently disabled.

Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) was registered in 2016 and officially launched in 2018 as a Trust established to provide sustainable financing for the conservation of Uganda’s biodiversity. Uganda has recognized the need for a proactive approach to conservation of the environment and a healthy ecosystem.

From 6 to 8 October 2020, the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment (CAFÉ) and the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC) successfully held their first joint virtual congress under the theme of Sustainable Finance for Conservation.

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