Ambassador Patricia Mahoney visits Chinko National Park

Credit: Irene Galera

Ambassador Patricia Mahoney and John Dunlop, USAID Mission Director for the Central Africa region, visited the Chinko Conservation Area in eastern Central African Republic to assess the progress of USAID support since 2016.

USAID has supported work in and around the Chinko Conservation Area through African Parks to strengthen biodiversity conservation planning and implementation and to improve community resilience and wildlife conservation in the Mbomou-Uele border region between CAR and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The total value of this support since 2016 is $27 million. ($27 million).

The visitors were impressed by the results achieved in terms of restoring habitats for key wildlife species, such as hyenas, buffaloes, lions, and elephants, and protecting over 24,000 square kilometers of forest.