FAO Regional Office for Africa

The Nature & Faune Journal is an information source for a broad audience in Africa, containing articles, papers and news items from policy makers, researchers, wildlife authorities, students etc. The aim of the journal is to disseminate information (scientific and technical knowledge) and promote the exchange of experiences on wildlife, protected area management and the sustainable use and conservation of natural resources in Africa.

Call for submissions

Nature & Faune, Vol. 33, Issue 1, 2019

Theme: The central role of biodiversity, protected areas and wildlife in sustainable development of Africa

Deadline for submission of manuscript(s) and other contributions is 25 April 2019

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Nature & Faune Journal

Nature & Faune is an international, peer-reviewed, bilingual (English and French) publication of the FAO Regional Office for Africa. The journal was established in 1985 at the request of members of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) to provide possibilities for authors to exchange information and scientific knowledge and experiences on wildlife and protected area management and the sustainable utilization and conservation of natural resources in Africa. In the past the journal was produced in hard copy, now the it is produced twice a year in digital format under the coordination of the FAO Regional Forestry Officer for Africa.

Specific objectives of the journal are to:

  • Contribute to information sharing among people and organizations involved in natural resource management in the broadest sense, and to enhance collaboration, avoid duplication of research efforts and provide useful information on innovative natural resource management practices to all stakeholders;
  • Provide an opportunity for African authors to publish information about their (field) work to a wide audience of interested readers and for national project managers to report on FAO's work in the field of natural resource management;
  • Provide a clearing house for innovations and new developments in the field of wildlife, protected areas management and the sustainable use and conservation of natural resources in Africa;
  • Inform readers about scientific and technical findings, financing opportunities, research opportunities, meetings or other activities of interest in the sector.

Contributions to the Journal

The editorial board is particularly interested in manuscripts about successes or failures from which African readers can draw lessons, as well as innovative practices which can enhance the sustainable management of natural resources and which can improve activities in wildlife management and conservation. Announcements of funding opportunities, research possibilities, meetings or other activities of interest are also welcomed for posting in the Magazine.


The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.