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Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program
November 1, 2006

This report analyzes the current threats to monkey species living on Bioko Island and makes recommendations aimed at ensuring their preservation.

Alison L Hoare
February 1, 2007

This report documents research and data on the use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) from the six countries of the Congo Basin: Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Republic of Congo or Congo-Brazzaville (referred to in the report as Congo-B), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Equatorial Guinea. Those studies that focused exclusively on areas outside of the humidtropical areas were not included – for example, northern Cameroon and southern DRCNTFPs are extremely important to forest communities in terms of basic livelihoods, providing a range of essential resources such as fuelwood, protein, raw materials for household items and medicines. However, much of this value and the livelihood security that NTFPs can provide is little researched and understood.

EG Justice
EG Justice
August 12, 2011

This blog is a mosaic of Equatoguinean voices, information, commentary, and analysis of the issues and developments impacting Equatorial Guinea.

The Economist
January 1, 2009

According to the Penn World Table, it has been suggested that one could use light emitted, and its given intensity, over a country to measure its given GDP (gross domestic product). This article analyzes this concept and its relation with Equatorial Guinea's GDP growth.

Conservation Biology
Alfredo D Cuaron
December 1, 2000

The 11 papers in this special section, along with these introductory remarks, provide a global perspective on different types of habitat disturbance and how they affect tropical rainforest mammals.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This report was prepared as a contribution to the development of the Action Plan for the West and Central African Region. One of its main objectives is to provide the Governments of the Region with an overview of the current status of oil production, transportation, pollution, and pollution control along the coasts of West and Central Africa.

International Monetary Fund
Wiegand, Johannes
January 1, 2004

This paper discusses fiscal surveillance criteria for the countries of the Central African Monetary and Economic Union (CEMAC), most of which depend heavily on oil exports. At present, the CEMAC's macroeconomic surveillance exercise sets as fiscal target a floor on the basic budgetary balance. This appears inadequate, for at least two reasons. First, fluctuations in oil prices and, hence, oil receipts obscure the underlying fiscal stance. Second, oil resources are limited, which suggests that some of today's oil receipts should be saved to finance future consumption. The paper develops easy-to-calculate indicators that take both aspects into account. A retrospective analysis based on these alternative indicators reveals that in recent years, the CEMAC's surveillance exercise has tended to accommodate stances of fiscal policy that are at odds with sound management of oil wealth.

UNICEF
February 29, 2008

Documents the hardships caused by the lack of access to potable water and sanitation, and highlight a project implemented by UNICEF and ExxonMobil to provide schools access to clean water.

Sophie M. Allebone-Webb

A doctoral dissertation that analyzes the impacts of socioeconomic factors on the harvesting, consumption, and sale of bushmeat in Equatorial Guinea.

Noelle Francesca Kumpel
January 1, 2006

This cross-disciplinary study considers the complex and dynamic interactions between market, hunter, and prey along an entire bushmeat chain in continental Equatorial Guinea, thus enabling evaluation of the sustainability of the system under different policy scenarios.

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