EU/ACP: GERMAN AID FOR NATURE PROTECTION IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC.
The German technical cooperation agency (GTZ) has awarded approximately three billion CFA Francs (euro 4.5 million) to the Central African Republic for the protection of the environment in the countries' forests. This sum will enable the Dzanga-Sangha project whose aim is to protect the bio-diversity and forest eco-systems in the west of the country and on the Congo-Brazzaville border to continue until 2007.
It will also help to fund a participatory management project of forest resources, which will lend institutional support to the Central African Republics' minister for water and forests in his community development projects in Lobaye in the south and Ouham in the north of the country. The Dzanga-Sangha project funding agreement was signed by GTZ's representative Helmut Kruger and Dennis Kossi-Bella, the Central African Republic's minister for water, forests, hunting, fishing and environment.