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Pictures of Gabon

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In May - June 2006 I visited the Central African country of Gabon, a place known for its biodiverse rainforests. These are my pictures. More information on Gabon is available below the galleries.


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More on Gabon

Gabon: Environmental Profile
Gabon Deforestation Rates and Related Forestry Figures
Roads tied to bushmeat hunting in Africa
Gabon sets aside 10 percent of country as protected parks
Freshwater fish of Gabon

Further information coming soon

GPS coordinates/readings for Loango National Park
Tassi, St. Anne, Point St. Catherine, Evengue, Iguela, Akaka

elevation: 3 feet, 02'04'408 south, 9'26'609 east
Elevation: 60 feet, 02'02'513 south, 9'24'836 east
Elevation: 17 feet, 01'54'717 south, 9'14'590 east
Elevation: -4 feet, 02'13'596 south, 9'40'772 east
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Recent news on Gabon:



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A study published last week in Science showed that most of the ivory being trafficked today comes from two areas in Africa: savanna elephant ivory from southeast Tanzania in East Africa and forest elephant ivory from ...

There's a new cat in town. For the first time since 1996, conservationists have proof of a lion roaming the wilds ...

According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), global destruction of mangrove forests impacts biodiversity, food security, and the lives and ...

Loss of tropical forests accelerated roughly 60 percent during the 2000s, argues a paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. ...

Selective logging is causing long-term changes to tropical forests in Africa by facilitating the growth of weeds and vines, which reduces ...

Gabon has once again made headlines for a bold conservation initiative.

Climate change is likely to alter how we humans grow adequate amounts of food for a swelling global population. Assessing just ...

There's nothing in the world like a primary forest, which has never been industrially logged or cleared by humans. They are ...

Africa remains something of an untapped mineral resource, as the vast majority of extraction occurs elsewhere. However, a new report documents ...

As palm oil producers increasingly look to Africa’s tropical forests as suitable candidates for their next plantations, primate scientists are sounding ...

Carbon emissions from selective logging operations in tropical rainforests are roughly a sixth of those from outright forest clearing, finds a ...

A sensor used by researchers to capture low-frequency communication between elephants inadvertently recorded the audio of an elephant being gunned down ...

The reintroduction of captive gorillas to areas where they have been hunted to extinction appears to working, suggesting a possible new ...

Gabon has lost most of its big meat-eaters including lions, spotted hyenas, and African wild dogs (although it's still home to ...

Deforestation has fallen in Congo Basin countries over the past decade despite a sharp increase in the rate of forest clearing ...

Gabon has agreed to help battle poaching in protected areas in the Central African Republic following an elephant massacre at a ...

An environmental activist in Gabon is facing jail time and a $10,000 fine over his campaign against a Singaporean agroindustrial giant's ...

What happens to animals when their forest is cut down? If they can, they migrate to different forests. But in an ...

More than 60 percent of Africa's forest elephants have been killed in the past decade due to the ivory trade, reports ...

Surveys in Gabon's Minkebe National Park have revealed rare and hard data on the scale of the illegal ivory trade over ...
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