Translated from French by an automated online translation service, so please excuse the roughness. See link for original. Thank you to Anne Dillon for volunteering her time to find these French articles and doing the online translating.
The launch of the Biodiversity Conservation Program for Saving the Elephants of Central Africa (PCBAC-SEAC) was held in Bangui on Tuesday at the Ministry of Water, Forests, Hunting and Fishing, through a workshop with the objective of ensuring better ownership of the project by all national stakeholders.
The SEAC-PCBAC is designed as a catalyst to operationalize the anti-poaching mechanisms to deal with threats to wildlife, especially elephants. It is an activation which is based on capacity- building of the structures and actors of anti-poaching, both national and regional, says one.
The chief of staff of the Ministry of Water, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, Vincent Kongo, stressed on this occasion that the heads of state of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) have shown their commitment to fight against poaching and illicit ivory trafficking through several summits on the issue.
The elephant, a flagship species that faces many challenges that threaten its survival, is distributed in 37 African countries including 10 countries in Central Africa. In the future it is feared that the species will disappear from the Central African region.
Organized by the Ministry of Water, Forests, Hunting and Fishing, this foundation that brings together thirty experts from the sub-region of Central Africa and Central Africans, is facilitated by Pierre Kafando, representative of WWF in Central Africa.