Alequadio Toma & Liticia da Cruz prepare charcoal for collection after its manufacture near the Sao Nicolau Plantation - close to the Obo National Park and the Bom Sucesso Botanic Gardens, Sao Tome, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe. Lack of viable cooking fuels puts pressure on natural resources. Wood is continually being converted to charcoal for sale to people in Sao Tome and this is an insidious problem throughout the islands of Sao Tome & Principe off the West Coast of Africa. 2009