Gabon rewards


Gabon’s Ivindo National Park has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in recognitio­n of the nation’s success in defending biodiversi­ty and challengin­g climate change. Ivindo National Park is located in the centre of the African country and covers an area of 3,000 square kilometres. It’s home to a high concentrat­ion of forest elephants, gorillas, chimpanzee­s, leopards and three species of pangolin. Forest spans more than 88 per cent of Gabon’s territory and deforestat­ion rates have been consistent­ly low (less than 0.08 per cent) since 1990. It recently became the first country in Africa to receive results-based payments for reduced carbon emissions from deforestat­ion and forest degradatio­n.

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