Expansion and Strengthening of Angola’s Protected Area system

09 May 2017
workshop with local stakeholders in Quiçama National Park.

What is the project about?

The Project has been designed as the second phase of a more comprehensive national programme to rehabilitate, strengthen and expand Angola’s system of protected areas. This GEF-funded project will seek to complement the first phase by (i) strengthening the capacity of the government of Angola to expand its network of protected areas, in order to meet the national expansion targets; and (ii) continuing the rehabilitation of Angola’s existing national parks, by improving the management effectiveness of Quicama, Bicuar and Cangandala NPs. 

The Overall goals of this project are to:

  • The project’s goal is to establish and effectively manage a network of protected areas to conserve representative samples of Angola’s globally unique biodiversity by: - Strengthening the legal
  • planning
  • policy
  • institutional and financial frameworks for protected area expansion. - Rehabilitating three existing National Parks (Cangandala
  • Bicuar and Quiçama) and improving their management.

What have we accomplished so far?

The project is in its initial phase. The local stakeholders from the National Parks of Quiçama, Bicuar and Cangandala are being contacted to give their contribution to the project.

Who Finances it?

Year 2016 Total resources allocated 

Amount Deliverable

Donor name: GEF 705,057 N/A
Donor name :UNDP (TRAC) 10,000 N/A
Year 2017    
Donor name: GEF 1,696,000 N/A
Donor name: UNDP (TRAC) 30,000 N/A