Gabon - Environment



Gabon's environmental problems include deforestation, pollution, and wildlife preservation. The forests that cover 78% of the country are threatened by excessive logging activities.

Gabon's coastal forests have been depleted, but there is a reforestation program, and most of the interior remains under dense forest cover. There are two national parks and four wildlife reserves in which hunting is banned. Altogether, 2.7% of Gabon's total land area is protected. Pollution of the land is a problem in Gabon's growing urban centers due to industrial and domestic contaminants. Gabon's cities produce 0.1 million tons of solid waste annually. The nation's water is affected by pollutants from the oil industry. Gabon has 164 cubic kilometers of renewable water resources. About 47% of the country's rural dwellers and 95% of its urban population have pure drinking water. As a result of population expansion accompanied by an increased demand for meat, poaching has become a significant threat to the nation's wildlife. As of 2001, 12 of Gabon's 190 species of mammals were endangered. Four bird species in a total of 466 were also endangered along with two types of reptiles. About 78 of Gabon's 6,000-plus plant species were threatened with extinction. Gabon has the world's largest gorilla population.

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Matthew
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Feb 19, 2010 @ 2:02 am
I love gabon it's such a buetiful place and i enjoy seeing it get better and better it has buetiful sunsets and women. They can suck dicks nice!
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Jun 9, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
i have to do a projet on gabon and this helped me alot :)
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Jul 27, 2010 @ 10:10 am
i had some project on Gabon and this thing helped me tons!!!
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Nov 28, 2010 @ 7:19 pm
Thank you so much I am working on a project for Model UN and it helped me a bunch.
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Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
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Nov 10, 2011 @ 5:05 am
IT SERIOUSLY HELPED ME FOR MODEL UNITED NATIONS!!
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Jun 29, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
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Pearl
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Nov 13, 2012 @ 9:21 pm
This helped me TONS with Junior model United Nations (JMUN), I am on UNEP, the enviromental committee, so thanks for the info!
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Anna
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Nov 13, 2012 @ 9:21 pm
This helped me a lot on my project of Gabon. Thank you :)
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Stacey
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May 21, 2014 @ 4:16 pm
Wow this actually helped alot with a current event project I had to complete, the facts and figures were also really helpful!
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penny
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Feb 1, 2015 @ 5:17 pm
Wow it is beautiful but also endangered and alot of deforestation.
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coco moca
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Apr 8, 2015 @ 11:11 am
I am doing a project this website has been a great help thank you!
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Anna
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May 1, 2015 @ 2:14 pm
Love this site helped me so much on my gabon poster!!!
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May 5, 2015 @ 6:18 pm
I have a big project on Gabon and this helped me to much to believe :D -TRCF
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Javonn Bynum
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Nov 11, 2015 @ 4:16 pm
This site helped me so much that it got me an A+ on my Gabon Brochure.
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Brady Schaap
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Dec 5, 2017 @ 12:12 pm
I love Gabon! It is a great place and when i went there i enjoyed it greatly.

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