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Region

Gabon

04

Ecoregions

03

Members

22

% Protected


Decades of isolation in Gabon have helped preserve nature and the wildlife it supports. But the expansion of global trade and the threat of deforestation looms large and poses an imminent danger to Gabon’s primates in particular. Local community engagement is creating a strong foundation for the conservation of nature in this pristine country.

Gabon

Gabon's Ecology

Pristine shorelines and remote forests are the reason why Gabon has some of the highest wildlife density in the world. Nature is the home of wildlife; without it, species vanish. The challenge now for Gabon is keeping it that way. Efforts to encourage the national government to support new conservation projects are yielding important first steps that must be followed up with sustained action. Using the power of local community engagement, Gabon has the potential to remain an important conservation success story.

Half (Mission Achieved)

Ecologically intact & protected landscapes comprise 50% or more of this country.

Can Reach Half

Intact landscapes lacking protected status comprise 50% or more of this country.

Could Be Restored

Between 20-40% of landscapes are still ecologically intact.

Imperiled

Less than 20% of the natural ecology of this area is intact.

Members

African Conservation Foundation

Linking people and conservation to save Africa's endangered species.

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Frankfurt Zoological Society

We conserve wildlife and ecosystems focusing on protected areas and outstanding wild places.

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London Zoological Society (ZSL)

Working to protect wildlife around the world, ZSL is inspiring action while innovating on-the-ground work that values and supports all communities, human and ecological.

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The Nature Needs Half movement is only as strong as its member organizations. Discover more about the individuals and organizations who have committed to protecting 50% of the planet by 2050.
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EcoRegions

Gabon Loango National Park
Loango National Park

Sometimes referred to as “Africa’s last Eden,” this protected area includes a pristine lagoon system and is frequently visited by humpback and killer whales.

Minkébé National Park
Minkébé National Park

Forest elephants and gorillas abound in this park in which nature is increasingly jeopardized by logging and the construction of industrial infrastructure.

Batéké Plateau National Park
Batéké Plateau National Park

This park is divided in two by the Mpassa river, an important riparian habitat for migratory birds, hundreds of thousands of which visit annually.

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