Additionally, the potential profits involved with the exploitation of the nation's resources, make for tempting business to acquire through corrupt activities and exploitation. This enormous poverty gap is "a testament to the government's corruption, mismanagement and callousness toward its own people," (Mouawad 2009).

Yet, the environment can be used as an element to quell the conflict as well by providing a source to create unity within the region. The environment can be a potential source of natural unity. According to research, "Equatorial Guinea has shown its desire to fight against ecological destruction by adhering to international conventions on the protection of the environment," (Equatorial Guinea 2002). Thus, conservation can serve as a pathway for the people of Guinea to work together and take pride in their nation along with restoring the depleted resources that have been at the very heart of the nation's conflicts.


Advameg. (2009). "Guinea -- Environment."...
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