As Gabon’s new forests minister, UK conservationist aims to lead by example

FILE PHOTO: Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba addresses a meeting on climate change at the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

DAKAR (Reuters) – Gabon hopes to lead by example in stamping out illegal logging of the world’s tropical hardwoods, a prominent British conservationist said on Tuesday after being named the central African country’s new forests minister. Lee White, who ran the U.S.-based Wildlife Conservation Society’s Gabon program for nearly two decades, was appointed late on […]

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