FSC-certified area in Gabon grows by 180,000 hectares

Tree bark in red and white
April 6, 2022
Category : Events

Gabon Advanced Wood Sarl (GAW), a company in Gabon which holds a timber concession, recently obtained a new Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) forest management certificate for its Ogooué concession in the south of Gabon.

This is the first FSC forest management certificate in Gabon since 2014 and an important milestone for Gabon´s ambition to have all their forest concessions certified by 2025. With this certificate, the total area of natural forest responsibly managed in the country under FSC certification reaches 2,241,051 hectares.

The company’s operations are located in the town of Moanda and supplies certified logs to processing industries established in the Nkok Special Economic Zone, a 1126-hectare multi-sectoral industrial park located 27 km from Libreville.

Lush forest in Gabon

The Ogooué concession covers 179,861 hectares of forests,  including  25 996 hectares of strictly conservation area.  The concession includes about 309 inventoried tree species and iconic and threatened mammalian species such as elephants, chimpanzees and gorillas.

There are now more than 5.5 million hectares of FSC certified forest in three countries of the Congo Basin: Cameroon (341,708 ha), Gabon (2,241,051 ha) and the Republic of Congo (2,989,168 ha).


For media requests, please contact:  

Gerard Busse: g.busse@fsc.org

Communications and Marketing Manager, FSC Southern Africa