Published On: Friday, July 12, 2019

Published By: gemma

Language: English

Anzelmo Ibogaine Center

Anzelmo Ibogaine Center, based in Baja (Mexico), is the first clinic specialized in the treatment of opioid addiction offering BOTF the financing of 3 ibogas for each patient treated. We also specify that Anzelmo uses only ibogaine extracted from "Voacanga Africana". We are very grateful to Thom Leonard, director of this clinic, for his initiative to support the gradual rebuilding of iboga stocks in Gabon which has suffered greatly from the international craze in demand for this valuable resource for 200 years.

Published On: Saturday, June 29, 2019

Published By: gemma

Language: English

BOTF is preparing a 5th mission to Gabon this July

Blessings Of The Forest is preparing its 5th mission to Gabon that will take place throughout the month of July. Yann Guignon, co-director of BOTF, accompanies Terry McCabe, generous principal financial support of our organization, in order to note the evolution of the five iboga plantations that we support in the countryside. We will concretely count the trees planted, not only iboga but also other varieties for food, therapeutic or cosmetic purposes since we are systematically enrolling in projects promoting permaculture. Terry will also be introduced to Bwiti, at Ebando's village, with the honours due to him for his unwavering support for two years now. It will also be an opportunity to meet the new Minister of Water and Forests and the Environment to discuss the consequences of the project proposed by BOTF to the Gabonese authorities (National Inventory of the resource + botanical research on the different varieties of iboga + integration program of the Nagoya Protocol...). On this occasion, we will hand over sums of money to the village communities according to the progress and needs of each one. We will also have "lobbying fees" and "trust building" with administrative authorities, both political and traditional. Your donations are welcome to help us in this mission. We also need financial support to update our website a third time in profound change, in order to meet ever more your expectations in terms of communication and sharing of educational content, details of projects initiated, etc. Please note that we are in the process of discussing a partnership project with the ICEERS organization in order to realise a documentary film with international reach, giving the Gabonese voice about the past, present, and future of iboga. We are working with ICEERS on the potential organization of an international conference on iboga in Gabon. Finally, we are working with a young talented Gabonese director, David Mboussou, on a documentary film project entitled "From Pigmies To Junkies" soon to be presented at Netflix. This project is very much about BOTF and we will keep you informed about its progress. We are very grateful for your interest in our activities and your support in all its forms. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any particular questions. May the Gabonese Forest bless you!

Published On: Monday, November 5, 2018

Published By: system

Language: English

Source: https://blessingsoftheforest.org/archive?categoryId=2

BLESSINGS OF THE FOREST IS SUPPORTING GABONESE MUSICIANS

Gabonese artists not only lack the technical and financial means to promote their music but are also negatively impacted by the total absence of any legal framework to protect their earnings and copyright. For this reason, many great traditional Gabonese musicians and singers live in abject poverty, even though their music is listened to and shared across the whole world. This is what happens to Bwiti artists whose music has made its way around the globe through the network of various Bwiti initiates, yet they have never benefitted from this. Blessings of The Forest is well aware of this fact and has therefore decided to invest in high quality sound recording equipment in order to enable those artists who want to, to record their music. We will also be supporting these artists in their media communication and promoting them internationally. BOTF has already created a BandCamp page in order to promote the albums produced by these artists. 70% of the generated revenues go to the artist and 30% to BOTF in order to help the charity to finance the equipment and the management fees, in particular the costs of ensuring that the funds make it to Gabon, given that none of the artists have a bank account. We are also helping the musicians to create online music lessons for the various instruments that they have mastered and we are in the process of discussing the possibility of organising international gigs for them too.

Published On: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Published By: yann

Language: French

Source: http://geopolis.francetvinfo.fr/gabon-victime-de-son-succes-l-iboga-une-plante-psychotrope-menacee-181329

Gabon: victime de son succès, l'iboga, une plante psychotrope menacée

La plante Iboga est indissociable des cérémonies d'initiation au rite gabonais bwiti.

Published On: Monday, March 5, 2018

Published By: yann

Language: French

Source: https://afrique.lalibre.be/16251/gabon-inquietude-pour-lavenir-de-liboga-plante-psychotrope/

Gabon: inquiétude pour l’avenir de l’iboga, plante psychotrope — La Libre Afrique

Plante aux effets psychotropes utilisée dans les rites traditionnels au Gabon, l’iboga semble victime de sa popularité croissante à l’étranger et pourrait disparaître, s’inquiètent des défenseurs de…

Published On: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Published By: yann

Language: French

Emission Radio/WebTV - Da Fresh Morning - "Discussion sur l'iboga au Gabon et à l'international"

2ème invitation de Yann Guignon sur le plateau de Da Fresh Morning sur Urban FM (Gabon) pour parler de l'iboga.

Published On: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Published By: simon

Language: French

Yann Guignon nous parle de l'importance de l'Iboga

Urban FM 104.5 La Station Urbaine

Published On: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Published By: yann

Language: French

Programme Télévisé Court (RTG1) - Télévision Publique Gabonaise : "Ca s'explique : l'iboga".

Émission télévisée gabonaise dédiée à la sensibilisation des populations gabonaises au sujet de l'iboga