Dr. Lee White

Dr. Lee White

Minister of Water, Forests, Sea, the Environment charged with Climate Change and Land-use planning, Gabonese Republic. Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling

Prior to becoming Minister, he served as the Director of the Gabonese National Parks Agency for 10 years having previously spent almost 20 years with the Wildlife Conservation Society. Under his direction, the Gabonese National Parks Agency became a paramilitary force working alongside the army and the police to ensure sound governance of natural resources and to stop all forms of trafficking. Professor White is an Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling. In 2010, he was awarded a CBE for his services to conservation in Central Africa. His career in the West and Central African forest belt spans 35 years.