Anthropology

Gabon: victim of its success, iboga, a psychotropic plant threatened

As in Amazonia with ayahuasca, more and more Western tourists come to Gabon to “learn” Bwiti.

A draft decree must set the conditions and modalities for the use of iboga, but also frame its sale to “develop a commercial sector” Gabon. At the same time, a survey mission of the plant throughout the Congo Basin could be launched in collaboration with the Botanical Garden of Kew Garden in London. Discussions would be underway … In the absence of precise figures, no one can now measure this level of rarefaction. Iboga is too often picked without being replanted.

Original Article (Geopolis.franceinfo.fr):
Gabon: victim of its success, iboga, a psychotropic plant threatened
Artwork Fair Use: National Archives Archeological Site [Public domain]

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