Gabon News

Gabon to burn ivory stockpiles

Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) in Gabon. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. The government of Gabon has announced it will burn its stockpiles of ivory later this year in a bid…

Illuminating Africa’s most obscure cat

An interview with Laila Bahaa-el-din, a part of our on-going Interviews with Young Scientists series. African golden cat in Precious Woods Gabon logging concession. Photo by: Laila Bahaa-el-din/Panthera. Africa is…

Loango National Park lodge to re-open

Elephant in Loango National Park, Gabon. Photo by Rhett A. Butler A renowned ecotourism lodge will re-open in Gabon's Loango National Park more than a year after it suspended operations…

Loss of old growth forest continues

More coverage: Rainforest loss slows A new global assessment of forest stocks by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows continuing loss of primary forests since 2005 despite gains…

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…

Congo basin rainforest countries

REDD, responsible logging could help preserve Congo forests, reduce poverty, says report Payments for ecosystem services and sustainable forest management may be key components in maintaining Central Africa's rainforests as…