Anthropology

Gabon’s sacred plant ‘Iboga’ under threat of extinction

“The idea of planting, domesticating, developing plantations helps to protect the plant in the wild. So in terms of protection, this is already a very important aspect.” -a farmer, Hervé Omva, who has given himself a challenge: to industrially grow this plant

The largest and oldest reserves of Iboga have been decimated by poachers who are destroying plant stocks to harvest root bark for sale to black market and grey market producers.

Original Article (Africa News):
Gabon’s sacred plant ‘Iboga’ under threat of extinction
Artwork Fair Use: Wilfried Obangome and Africa News

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