The Observatory of Central African Forests (OFAC) has published the first state of protected areas in the whole of Central Africa. It presents, for the first time, all protected area systems of the countries of the region and a regional initiative on marine protected areas.

It is complemented by an introductory chapter on the evolution of these networks of protected areas since the beginning of the last century and by tables and maps that detail each national network.

According to publishers of this book available online, “it is the result of collaboration with the Protected Area Network in Central Africa (RAPAC), national services in charge of protected areas as well as partners who support them. It is primarily addressed to policy makers and managers of biodiversity in Central Africa, but also to anyone who is interested in the conservation of biodiversity in Central Africa and development of protected area systems in the region.”