The Support Programme to the Network of Protected Areas (PARAP) is a joint programme of ICCN and WWF.
The objective of the programme is to establish a network of protected areas representative of the rich biodiversity of the country. This will contribute to DRC's conservation and development objectives and honour its commitment to expand protected areas to 17% of the national territory.
The programme is structured around three key stages:
- Assessing the current network of protected areas
- Consolidating the network to ensure effective representation and protection of biodiversity
- Planning the extension of the current protected area network
The programme gives special importance to building the management capacity of the ICCN, the official body in charge of protected areas in the DRC.