Publications from Gabon

Protected Areas in the Congo Basin: Failing People and Biodiversity - Briefing

The briefing, which contains the initial findings of detailed research due to be published in 2015, states that, despite hundreds of millions of dollars having been spent on conservation efforts in the Congo Basin over the past 10 years, current conservation policy and practice in the region lag far behind international standards for the protection of local peoples’ rights.

Source: RFUK | Date published: 07/11/2014

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Seeds of Destruction: Expansion of Industrial Oil Palm in the Congo Basin; Potential Impacts on Forests and People

The report presents a detailed desk analysis of the expansion of large-scale palm oil developments in the Congo Basin underway and planned as of early 2013, covering around 1.6 million hectares of mostly forest land. The report presents three detailed case studies of large-scale new oil palm developments, and detailed recommendations to prevent the environmental and social impacts that have been caused by palm oil developments elsewhere.

Source: RFUK | Date published: 01/02/2013

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Rethinking Community Based Forest Management in the Congo Basin’

This major research study looks at the constraints and opportunities for alternatives to industrial-scale logging and strict nature conservation. It explores the political economy of the forest sector, assesses the effectiveness of existing community forest policies in Central Africa and considers best practices from elsewhere that could be adapted to the region.

Source: RFUK | Date published: 27/11/2014

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The Use of Non-Timber Forest Products in the Congo Basin: Constraints and Opportunities.

This report presents a detailed review of the state of knowledge about the use of NTFPs in the Congo Basin, including the range of products used, their contribution to household incomes and international trade.

Source: RFUK | Date published: 01/02/2007

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Realising Rights, Protecting Forests: An Alternative Vision for Reducing Deforestation – Case Studies from the Accra Caucus

This report presents an alternative vision for how to implement ‘REDD’ - Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation’ – in which community forests are the central mechanism for protecting forests, drawing on case studies from all the major tropical forest regions.

Source: Accra Caucus | Date published: 01/06/2010

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Protected Areas in the Congo Basin

RFUK briefing on the status of the protected areas system in the Congo Basin.

 

Source: RFUK | Date published: 11/11/2011

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Rethinking Community Based Forest Management in the Congo Basin - Executive Summary

Summary version of research carried out on the constraints and opportunities for alternatives to industrial-scale logging and strict nature conservation. It explores the political economy of the forest sector, assesses the effectiveness of existing community forest policies in Central Africa and considers best practices from elsewhere that could be adapted to the region.

Source: RFUK | Date published: 27/11/2014

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Protected Areas in the Congo Basin: Failing both People and Biodiversity?

This major research study based on a sample of 34 protected areas finds that conservation efforts in the region are falling well below expectations both in terms of respecting local peoples’ rights and conserving wildlife. It calls for a complete rethink of how forest protection is conceptualised and implemented, providing detailed recommendations for achieving sustainable conservation.

 

Date published: 21/04/2016

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3D Modelling Workshop in Ikobé Report

The construction of a three-dimensional model of the Ikobé commune and Waka National Park with local communities was the first of its kind in the Congo Basin. This report shows how indigenous and local spatial knowledge can be used to support natural resource management.

Source: IPACC and CTA | Date published: 10/10/2010

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Gabon Land Tenure and Mapping Case Study

Gabon case study looking at the experiences of land tenure and community mapping in the country.

 

Source: RFUK and RRI | Date published: 01/01/2009

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