The Ministry of Forest Economy and Sustainable Development has the task to execute the national policy as defined by the President of the Republic in regard to sustainable development, forest economy and environment.
The European Union (EU) is a strategic funding partner in Garamba, Zakouma and Odzala. The EU committed €5 million towards Odzala-Kokoua National Park for 2012 – 2017 under the 10th EDF (European Development Fund). In addition, African Parks obtained a funding facility of €12.5 million in 2014 in bridge financing for the three francophone parks, to bridge the gap between the 10th and 11th EDF. The EU is the major funder of the park.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a government agency whose mission is to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Grants were awarded to African Parks and have been applied to anti-poaching activities in Zakouma and Garamba National Parks, monitoring programs in Odzala–Kokoua National Park and Sustainable Nature Management of the Chinko Project.
The mission of WWF (the World Wide Fund for Nature) is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. In 2007, WWF-The Netherlands entered into a 10 year partnership with African Parks to develop the African Parks management model across Africa. For the period July 2014 to June 2017 WWF-The Netherlands has committed €1.5 million in total to Liuwa Plain National Park, Bangweulu Wetlands and Odzala-Kokoua National Park. A group of five families united in the ‘Odzala Circle’ contribute the Odzala portion of this.