IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) Kigali, Rwanda. “The African conservation agenda should be owned and driven by us. Our people stand to harvest the benefits and it is also our responsibility,”
H.E. Paul Kagame , President of Rwanda
18-23rd July, 2022. Register

About The Congress

The IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) is the first ever continent-wide gathering of African leaders, citizens, and interest groups to discuss the role of protected areas in conserving nature, safeguarding Africa’s iconic wildlife, delivering vital life-supporting ecosystem services, promoting sustainable development while conserving Africa’s cultural heritage and traditions.

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Why have an African Protected Areas Congress?

The overarching objective of the IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) is to position Africa’s protected and conserved areas within the broader goals of economic development and community well-being and to increase the understanding of the vital role parks play in conserving biodiversity and delivering the ecosystem services that underpin human welfare and livelihoods.

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Focus & Delivery

The congress will focus on 3 key streams;

Protected Areas
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Wangari Mathai

“We owe ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.”