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Hunter walking in forest and palm civet and plantains for sale in village
Hunter walking in forest and palm civet and plantains for sale in village

Gabon harbors some of the most biodiverse and intact rainforests left on earth. We live and work in over 20 villages and ~3,300 km2 of surrounding forest in the Ogooué-Ivindo province, near the town of Makokou and of the UNESCO World Heritage site Ivindo National Park. This globally important conservation landscape supports local people and is home to many endangered species including forest elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills, and pangolins, whose sustainable protection requires locally-led management. The Ivindo landscape is among the most intact remaining in Central Africa, but increasingly threatened by unsustainable hunting and trade, coupled with burgeoning logging, mining, and human-elephant conflict. The moment to act is now, in proactive urgency.

Map of the Ivindo landscape

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