Clément Bouéka Nabo (left) is symbolically planting a tree.
The Ivorian forest is in mortal danger. “If nothing is done in the coming years, it will simply disappear“, warns forestry engineer Gustave Gnamien. According to the FAO (United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation), the figures are indeed alarming: Ivory Coast’s forest land surface has diminished drastically – from 16 million hectares in 1960 to less than 6 million hectares today. Now the government is taking mesures against the exploitation of woods.