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Issue date: 
29 Jun 2012

Gabon is ripe for the felling

Multinational companies are queuing up to do business in Gabon, despite questions being raised about the validity of President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s rule.

Issue date: 
November 28th, 2011

Gabon - Sustainable Forest Management Methods


Issue date: 
December 13, 2011

Gabon’s forest alone absorbs 4 times the carbon that France emits

The high-level African leaders who included the Africa Union’s Chairman Hon. Jean Ping, the head of the African Development bank Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Congo-Brazzavile’s minister for sustainable development, Hon.

Issue date: 
June 07, 2010

Gabon bans log exports

On May 15th the West African nation of Gabon implemented a total ban on log exports. According to the International Timber Trade Organization (ITTO) the ban has been efficiently enforced to date and log exports from Gabon have "completely halted".

ITTO also reports that around 60,000 cubic meters of logs meant mostly for China remains in port, halted by the ban. However, the drop in log exports by Gabon appears to have pushed logging in nearby Cameroon.

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by Dr. Radut