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On September 4, 2002, at the Summit of the Earth in Johannesburg, President Omar Bongo Ondimba announced the creation of a network of 13 national parks in Gabon.
In a world where the wilderness authentic and original cultures are increasingly scarce, Gabon is an earthly paradise unique and remarkably well preserved thanks to the 11% of the territory, representing more than 30 000 km2 ; and they are involved in the sustainable management of the eco-system within the 13 national parks.
Natural systems in these parks have been preserved, and include the largest intact part of tropical forests in Africa. They contain the largest concentration of elephants forest on the continent, many species of birds, reptiles, and of mammals, including gorillas, chimpanzees, the mandrill and of hippos, and thousands of species of plants that we can’t find elsewhere.
By creating 13 national parks, which is an act most important in the overall protection of resources, Gabon is positioned as the Africa gateway to “tropical forest”. That enables the world to discover the rich resources of Gabon while preserving its heritage for the benefit of future generations.