Flight Over the Bas-Ogooué: Using Drones to Map Gabon’s Wetlands

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nature Conservancy scientists are using unmanned aerial vehicles to create the first-ever detailed wetlands habitat map of coastal Gabon, in collaboration with scientists from NASA, and other conservation groups working in Gabon.

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The Power of a Healthy Watershed for Energy Security in Gabon

Nature Conservancy - Science

Notes from the field: Mb é river watershed, Estuaire province, Gabon. Flight Over the Bas-Ogooué: Using Drones to Map Gabon’s Wetlands. The Transformation of Gabon: Can Nature Make Economic Development Work Better for People? A Bright Future for Gabon.

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They’re Electric: Two New Fish Species Discovered in Gabon

Nature Conservancy - Science

This wasn’t a typical fishing trip, either: the new species was collected on the Ogooué River of the Central African country of Gabon. Gabon is currently looking at the best way to sustainably develop its natural resources, including rivers, to benefit its population.

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11000 Gabon Elephants Slaughtered in Less Than 10 Years


Since 2004, poachers have Read More The post 11000 Gabon Elephants Slaughtered in Less Than 10 Years appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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The Transformation of Gabon: Can Nature Make Economic Development Work Better for People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

But a small but necessary raw material for that phone or computer might well be coming in the near future from the forests of Gabon. Can Gabon find a way to achieve its development goals while protecting nature? Logs en route to market in Gabon.

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Can Healthy Rivers and Hydropower Co-exist?

Conservancy Talk

In places like Gabon’s Ogooué River, we’re working with the Gabonese government to develop a management plan that encompasses the entire river basin. Experts predict that we will be 9 billion people sharing one planet by 2050. Where will we find enough energy to power our growing population?

Mandrill on the Menu: What is the Value of a Wild Animal?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Notes from the field: March 22, 2015 – rural highway from Lambar én é to Libreville, Gabon. That exclamation from my colleague cut sharply through the pop songs on the radio, as we cruised down the bumpy two-lane highway on our way back from the field in the central African country of Gabon.

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Largest Nesting Site Of Leatherback Turtles Found

Eco Friendly Daily

Researchers from the University of Exeter and the Wildlife Conservation Society recently performed a detailed survey on the Gabon coast in West Africa. The survey was performed over three nesting seasons between 2002 and 2007 and spread across the entire 372 mile coast of Gabon.

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Getting the Best Value for Conservation in Africa

Nature Conservancy - Science

The project, described in a recent article in the journal Biological Conservation, was the first to compare terrestrial, freshwater and coastal habitats in the same analysis and helped inform the Conservancy’s recent decision to establish a new conservation program in Gabon.

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Groups Push for End to Chimp Testing in US Labs


In fact, the United States is one of only two countries still confining and conducting invasive research on chimps; the other is the African nation of Gabon.

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The Bee-eaters of Africa

10,000 Birds

The best locations for finding this beautiful bird is over Kakum National Park in Ghana (non-breeding) and Loango National Park in Gabon for breeding birds. The most reliable and accessible site for this bird is also Loango National Park in Gabon.

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Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

10,000 Birds

It occurs from south-west Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea (both mainland and on the island of Bioko), Cameroon and Gabon. Sites in Gabon and CAR seem to be very seasonal and hit-and-miss, and Equatorial Guinea, like Nigeria, is not a recommended birding country.

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 22

Conservancy Talk

In Gabon and the Republic of Congo, the reintroduction of captive gorillas appears to be working. Epic smog and epic food waste — it’s a tough morning in the land of green news (we’ll end on a positive note though!). Is there a direct link between Australia’s bushfires and climate change ? ( CNN ). Here’s what China’s epic smog looks like from space. Grist ). It’s a battle of redwoods vs. red wine as California’s climate changes. ( NPR ).

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The Ole’ Bucket List

10,000 Birds

They are Ecuador for the Galapagos, Gabon for the bais, Madagascar, New Guinea and New Caledonia for everything. Well, this time next week I’ll be winging my way to Cape Town via Auckland and Singapore (air transport is weird sometimes), so this is my last beat post of the year.

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Loggerheads’ Lost Years, Bronx River Beavers & Sibley 2.0

Nature Conservancy - Science

The orange, cave-dwelling crocodiles of Gabon. The time between loggerhead turtle hatching and maturity has been a mystery, but researchers have now tracked them into the Sargasso Sea. Photo Credit: Kuiko through a Creative Commons 2.0 license.

Africa’s Barbets

10,000 Birds

The Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui is a rainforest species, named for Frenchman Paul Du Chaillu who was the first explorer to venture inland from Gabon into Africa’s vast lowland forest bloc.

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WWF Honors Ofir Drori – the Enemy of Africa’s Roughest WildlifeTraffickers

Green Prophet

” LAGA has grown into the Central African Wildlife Law Enforcement network, which now tracks illegal wildlife trafficking in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Guinea, and Gabon; three other countries will soon be covered as well.

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Can Both People and Nature Benefit from Development Mitigation?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Transformation of Gabon: Can Nature Make Economic Development Work Better for People? Development happens, and conservationists must live with that reality. Wind turbines will be erected, forests will be logged, and damns will be built.

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Expedition Granted–Dash? or Trevor? You decide

Wend Magazine

We ended up discovering the longest cave in Gabon,” he said. National Geographic Young Explorers Dashiell Masland and Trevor Frost are contending to save the world, at least a small piece of it.

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Green (Living) Review

Singaporean agricultural global commodities trading giant Olam plans to develop 130,000 hectares of palm oil in Gabon, with the potential for significant environmental impacts, and uncertain social consequences, especially for traditional forest communities. According to McKinsey, the plantation will increase the area of commercial agriculture by 85% in Gabon by 2022, a major threat to the lives of the thousands of indigenous people living in the region.

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The Surprising Importance of Freshwater Fisheries to Global Food Security

Nature Conservancy - Science

They’re Electric: Two New Fish Species Discovered in Gabon. If you’re thinking about how fisheries feed people around the globe, chances are you start picturing oceans.

Beyond the Power Struggle: The Science and Values of Sustainable Hydropower

Nature Conservancy - Science

We’re now testing those tools and promoting the potential for more sustainable hydropower development in river basins in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Gabon. Doug Garletts, a fisheries biologist with the U.S.

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Journey to Musiamunat: Trekking into the Adelbert Mountains

Nature Conservancy - Science

Gabon’s Ogooué River basin. A global map of where The Nature Conservancy works reads like an adventurer’s bucket list: Mongolia’s vast grasslands. Australia’s wild Martu country. Indonesia’s Raja Ampat shark sanctuary. Columbia’s glittering rainforests.

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7 Science Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Gabon, scientists used drones to map 9000 km 2 of otherwise largely inaccessible wetlands. In our still relatively brief existence, humans have evolved our way to an era many are now calling the Anthropocene – a new geological epoch defined by human impact on Earth.

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Concentration, Confrontation, Collaboration: The Future of Sustainable Hydropower

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Gabon we are collaborating with government agencies and providing them tools and methods to compare hydropower development scenarios to help them achieve their ambitious goals for both renewable energy expansion and conservation of ecosystems. Concentration.

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Green (Living) Review

Otter bush meat is common in Congo and Cameroon, but not in Gabon because of its reputation of being a dangerous animal - the myth in Gabon is that otters can give electric shocks when caught with a spear.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Urban Upgrading

The Green Changemakers

View the topics in the index below by clicking on the red button. View photographs of 'Success Stores' from projects around the world. What is a slum ? What is urban upgrading ? What is needed to make it work ? What is the demand for upgrading? What are the benefits of upgrading?

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