Forest law enforcement
Assistance to COMIFAC on forest law enforcement (2005-2007)
Under the FAO-Netherlands Partnership Programme, FAO started a project in 2005 to assist the Commmission des forêts d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) in the implementation of its Convergence Plan (Plan de Convergence). The objectives of the project were to:
- Harmonize the forestry and fiscal policies of the member countries (DRC, Republic of Congo, CAR, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Chad) to ensure that they are in line with sustainable forest management principles;
- develop and implement a regional strategy for combating illegal forest harvesting of timber, and illegal poaching of wildlife;
- and facilitate an ongoing regional dialogue on sustainable forest management.