For more than fifteen years, Max Hurdebourcq, a solitary and passionate observer of gorillas, has been committed to the defense of the tropical forests of Central Africa. In particular, he is trying to find solutions to ensure a sustainable coexistence between forestry operators and the extraordinary wildlife that populates the forest concessions, veritable islands of biodiversity. At the CEB Precious Woods concession in southeast Gabon, Max is preparing for his latest exploration mission. His goal: to set up a refuge area for gorillas and local fauna within this area of nearly 6,000 km². This is a first in Gabon, which has been imposing sustainable forest certification on the operators active on its territory since 2018.