GABON

Gabon, a founding member of the EPI in 2014, has the largest intact surviving forests of central Africa, and the largest surviving population of forest elephants. Gabon established a network of 13 National Parks in 2002 to protect its natural heritage. Despite this, about one third of Gabon’s elephants have been killed in the past 15 years.

PROGRESS

DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE

DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED

INVENTORY IN THE LAST 2 YEARS

NEAP DEVELOPED

PRIORITY PROJECTS FUNDED

RESOURCES FOR GABON

If you would like to learn more about Gabon's National Elephant Action Plan, or other resources developed with the Government of Gabon, please get in touch.

GABON'S

EPI FRIEND

OF THE MONTH

CHRISTIAN MBINA

June 2018

Christian was Technical Director of Gabon’s National Parks for 6 years before becoming Director of Communications. He has 20 years of field experience in the forests of the Congo Basin. We’re delighted to welcome him as our first monthly Friend of the EPI!

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EPI LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Gabon’s Minister of Forests and the Environment, Professor Lee White,

serves on the EPI Foundation Leadership Council. Click to learn more on who else sits on the Council.

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Country Area: 267,670 km²

Elephant Range Area: 213,373 km² (80%)

Protected Range: 18%

Estimated Elephant Population: 7,058 +/- 2,303

CITES Appendix: I

All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report