Blessings of the Forest

Blessings of the Forest

We exist to preserve, research and share the natural and cultural heritage of the people of Gabon, for the benefit of all humanity. We are dedicated to ensuring that this is done fairly and sustainably, thereby protecting the rich resources of the Gabonese forest as well as promoting the traditional way of life of the Gabonese forest people.

Our most known work is in the protection of the Iboga Plant - from which the compound Ibogane is naturally derived. This (and many more) compound, while being largely promoted as a useful treatment for addition and opiate withdraw, has many other beneficial effects, are have not been as studied do to the attempted "fast-tracking" of the plant's harvesting solely for opioid studies.  One of our commitments is that the country of Gabon is not ravished by poachers, and/or destructive harvesting practices would render the county void of this (and many other) highly useful plant species.

In this way, Blessings Of The Forest offers its support to Gabonese indigenous communities and public bodies, ensuring that the Nagoya Protocol, which was ratified by the Republic of Gabon on the 21st November 2011, is strictly adhered to, ensuring access to inherited resources and a fair and equal share of the profits they bring, in accordance with the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Since April 2018, BOTF CIC has had local representation in the Gabonese Republic in the form of an association (law no. 35/62 of the 10th December 1962). As such, BOTF Gabon is dedicated to the implementation of its philosophy through technical partnerships with NGOs and Gabonese public government agencies it is involved with.

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    Blessings of the Forest is a component of the SDG Impact Fund, (Tax ID# 46-2368538). SDG Impact Fund, Inc, headquartered at 475 E. Main Street #154 Cartersville, GA 30121 is a public charity as described in the Internal Revenue Code Sections 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1), and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi). All money and property transferred to SDG Impact Fund, Inc. shall be an irrevocable gift to the charity. Donor Advised Funds Are Not FDIC Insured • Are Not Bank Guaranteed• May Lose Value. Always consult with your independent attorney, tax advisor, and investment manager for recommendations and before changing or implementing any financial, tax, or estate planning strategy.