Gabon

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This project follows the Gabonese Government concerns with the help of the international Community, to tackle the general problematic of sustainable use of Kévazingo. Then, the main objective of this project: is to assess the state of the art research on ecological dynamic, conservation status, management, harvesting, processing, traceability and trade of Kévazingo tree species in Gabon as the first step for making Non-Detriment Findings (NDF).

Projects

Country: Gabon
Project Type: Marking and Traceability
Taxonomy: Guibourtia spp.
Project Title:

Assessing the state of the art research on ecological dynamic, conservation status, management, harvesting, processing, traceability and trade of Kévazingo (Guibourtia tessmannii and Guibourtia demeusei) tree species in Gabon as the first step for making Non-Detriment Findings (NDF) in Gabon

Duration:

30 months

Project Document:

Link

Outputs:

Not yet available

CITES Working Language:

English

KEY STATISTICS

HUMAN POPULATION

2.025 million

LAND AREA* (km2)

257,667

FOREST COVER (km2)

232,000

FOREST COVER (%)

90


*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_area

GALLERY

Kévazingo in Gabon

Photo by Charles Bilambi
Measurement of the diameter of the Kevazingo tree (Guibourtia sp) above the buttresses, North East of Gabon in the semi-deciduous forests of the Province of Ogooué Ivindo

Photo by Cynel Moundounga
Demonstration of the height of the buttresses but also a kind of rot of Kevazingo (Guibourtia sp), North East of Gabon in the semi-deciduous forests of the Province of Ogooué Ivindo

Photo by Cynel Moundounga
Fruits of Kevazingo (Guibourtia sp), North East of Gabon in the semi-deciduous forests of the Province of Ogooué Ivindo

Photo by Cynel Moundounga
Leaves of Kevazingo (Guibourtia sp), North East Gabon in semi-deciduous forests of Ogooué Ivindo Province

Photo by Cynel Moundounga
Team of IRET researchers looking for trees of Kevazingo (Guibourtia sp), North East Gabon in the semi-deciduous forests of the Province of Ogooué Ivindo