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PARCS DE NOé

Type of mission

© Alberto Ghizzi Panizza / Biosphoto
Parcs de Noé is a branch of Noé's created in 2018.
Its objective is to safeguard biodiversity through long-term public-private partnerships (15-25 year mandates), where Parcs de Noé provides day-to-day operational management and business planning and where governments retain ownership and responsibility for legislative and policy frameworks.

With financial support from the French Development Agency and the European Union, and with technical support from African Parks, a leader in this field, Noé is the only French NGO, and one of only five pioneering international NGOs in the world, to develop this approach in Africa.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES


The dramatic decline in biodiversity is even more glaring in Africa, where economic and demographic pressures, deforestation, intensive agriculture, mining and wildlife trafficking combine with real governance weaknesses, of which the most vulnerable populations are the first victims.

We now have a 10-year window to reverse this trend of extinction and slow climate change.

Sustainably and effectively managed protected areas are one of the most effective ways to simultaneously protect biodiversity and promote sustainable development.

Our ambition is to safeguard and restore the last remaining wilderness areas for the species that depend on them, and preserve the ecosystem services that provide livelihoods for people. 

ACTIVITIES AND IMPACTS

PARCS DE NOé HAVE SO FAR FOCUSED ON 3 PROTECTED AREAS


The Termit and Tin Toumma National Nature Reserve in Niger (90,000 km²) is the Noé's Ark of the Sahara with 18 species of large mammals, 32 reptiles, 101 plants and 133 migratory and resident birds. It is home to the world's last population of Addax, Dama gazelle, and the last cheetahs in Niger.

Binder-Léré Wildlife Reserve in Chad (1350 km²), with a unique variety of wetlands and the country's largest waterfalls (45 metres), home to 35 species of mammals including manatees, giraffes, hippos, roan antelopes, reedbucks and the third largest population of elephants in Chad (125 individuals) as well as 111 bird species.

The Conkouati-Douli National Park in Congo (5000 km²), located on the transition between the Atlantic and the equatorial forest. It is made up of beaches, coastal forests, mangroves, lagoons and lakes surrounded by forests that are home to 400 species of vertebrates, characterised by the great fauna emblematic of Central Africa such as the forest elephant, the forest buffalo, the leopard, the sitatunga, the gorilla and no less than 7000 chimpanzees, as well as marine species such as rays and sharks, leatherback turtles, dolphins and humpback whales.


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KEY FIGURES ON PARCs DE NOÉ


  • 100,000 km² of critical ecosystem services maintained and enhanced through effective protected area management

  • 79,000 people living in and around protected areas have improved their livelihoods

TOOLS & RESSOURCES

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT A FLAGSHIP PROJECT

TERMIT AND TIN TOUMMA NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE, NIGER


Our vision is to achieve zero poaching with the re-establishment of abundant populations of flora and fauna through harmonious cohabitation with pastoral communities, making the Reserve the most important Sahelo-Saharan antelope reserve in the world.

This vision can only be achieved by balancing the three pillars of sustainability:

1. Ensuring good management of protected areas
2. Ensuring sustainable development around protected areas
3. Provide sustainable funding  

Partners

  • EUROPEAN UNION
    The Member States of the European Union have decided to pool their know-how, resources and destinies. Together they have built an area of stability, democracy and sustainable development while preserving cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.

    AGENCE FRANCAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT (FRENCH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY)
    The Agence française de développement (AFD) is a publicly funded institution that helps implement France’s development policy, fighting against poverty and promoting sustainable development. This public institution finances and supports projects that improve living conditions of targeted populations, promote economic growth, and protect the planet.


    SOS SPECIES - IUCN
    IUCN Save Our Species aims to improve the long-term survival prospects of species.
    It also focuses on supporting the habitats of these species, and working with the communities that share these habitats. It funds and coordinates conservation projects around the world.

    APEF - PROTECTED AREAS AND FRAGILE ECOSYSTEMS IN CHAD
    The European Union is cooperating with Chad to support the protection, sustainable management and enhancement of fragile ecosystems.
    The overall objective is to promote the sustainable and concerted conservation of Chad's wildlife, biodiversity and heritage for the benefit of the population.

  • EDITIONS GALLMEISTER
    Founded in 2006, Gallmeister Editions is an independent publishing house dedicated to discovering the many facets of world literature, building bridges between worlds, cultures and continents to offer unforgettable moments of escape.

contact

CONTACT US TO: 
Find out more information about the programme or support our actions.
VALENTINE CAFFÈ
Communication Officer
Parcs de Noé
vcaffe@noe.org

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