Gabon is a country located in Central Africa, crossed by the equator, bordering on the east, south-east and south of the Republic of Congo, north-north-west of Equatorial Guinea and north of Cameroon.
It is a forested country where fauna and flora are still well preserved and protected in thirteen national parks including the Lopé National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Gabon’s biodiversity is remarkable because the equatorial forest is still relatively well preserved and is undoubtedly one of the highest on the planet with 700 species of birds, 98 species of amphibians, between 95 and 160 species of reptiles, nearly 10,000 species of plants, more than 400 forest species and 198 different species of mammals.
There are many rare animal species such as the Gabonese pangolin, the picatharte, or endemic species such as the sun-tailed cercopithecus…
The country is one of the most varied and important wildlife reserves in Africa: it is an important refuge for chimpanzees and gorillas and has a Gorilla and Chimpanzee Study Station within the Lopé National Park.
Gabon is also home to more than half of Africa’s forest elephant population in the Minkébé National Park!
The country has 13 national parks, covering a total of more than 10% of the country’s territory.