As Gabon revises its forest laws, ClientEarth has published two reports demonstrating how the country’s legal framework can promote community-based forest management.
This timeline maps ClientEarth’s work with members of society in Gabon to secure Benefit Sharing Agreements.
As a result of these pioneering agreements, communities can use their share of revenues for local development community projects.
The latest version of the new Gabonese draft Forest Code has been officially submitted to the Prime Minister of Gabon, Daniel Ona Ondo.
Gabon has today officially approved a step-by-step guide designed to help ensure communities share in the profits from timber harvesting in their area.
ClientEarth has developed a database of main policies and laws applicable in Gabon concerning forest governance , natural resources and community rights.
This page aims to provide information to Civil Society Organizations and other actors working on natural resources and community rights related issues in Gabon.
Compared to other countries in the region, deforestation rates in Gabon remain at a relatively low level. However, unsustainable commercial logging and other industrial activities threaten the environment and livelihoods of forest-dependent communities.