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The last stand? Community in Gabon calls on government to halt logging of their sacred forest, a unique and historic initiative

1 March 2022

In northeast Gabon, the Kota community of Massaha has sustained their customary lands and sacred forest for generations. They are now seeking formal government recognition and protection against the imminent threat of logging.   The Massaha community has reiterated their long-standing request to…

Gabon gambles on sustainable logging to prevent deforestation

2 November 2021

MAYUMBA, Gabon, Nov 2 (Reuters) - With its oil reserves waning, Gabon is betting that careful logging can safeguard the vast wealth of its forests, halving its associated carbon emissions while producing more timber. How Central African countries like Gabon manage their share of the world's second…

Gabon becomes first African country to get paid for protecting its forests

20 July 2021

In 2019, Norway committed to pay $150 million to Gabon to protect its forests under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). After independent verification of the country’s deforestation rates in 2016 and 2017, Gabon recently received its first $17 million payment, making it the first African…

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In conversation: Rights-based approaches for forest protection initiatives

In conversation: Rights-based approaches for forest protection initiatives Diverse perspectives on the development of solid benefit sharing and community contracting Wednesday 12th May | 10:00 am – 11.30 am (BST) | Via Zoom   Register from here Initiatives aimed at tackling the climate crisis…