Protecting Gabon's pristine forests

Author: Tim Sullivan, Associated Press, in Washington Times, Published on: 25 October 2001

Faced with balancing the threat to rain forests and animal species with the need for one of the world's poorest regions to create jobs, conservationists in central Africa are turning to an unlikely ally for help - the timber industry. It's a move that angers some in the conservation movement, but to scientists like Mr. White, it's the only choice left...They negotiate land swaps with loggers, keep track of long-term logging plans, and even arrange purchases of timber concessions for particularly valuable areas.

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