Pictures of Gabon: gorillas, rainforest and white sand beaches
June 26, 2006
Mongabay.com, a leading rainforest and environmental web site, today announced the availability of new photos from the Central African country of Gabon. The pictures are available at travel.mongabay.com/gabon/
Some 900 photos have been added to the mongabay.com web site, including images of landscapes, wildlife, and conservation efforts. A 40-picture "highlights gallery is also online.
Gabon is among the most biodiverse countries in Africa. Home to gorillas, forest elephants, and "surfing" hippos, Gabon is attracting increasing numbers of ecotourists following the government's decision to set aside 10 percent of the country in protected areas.
The new mongabay.com galleries highlight some of the reasons for visiting the country.
"Gabon is a beautiful country," said Butler. "Beyond the relatively accessible Loango National Park, Gabon now has several remote parks that offer potentially excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife."
Silverback gorilla at Evengue, Gabon.
Pictures of Gabon
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