This month, Gabon continued its conservation leadership by announcing an underwater protected area covering close to a quarter of the country’s exclusive economic zone. President Bongo announced the designation at the IUCN World Parks Conference in Sydney, Australia. The protected area will exclude commercial fishing, and provide enhanced protection to many marine species, including leatherback turtles, whale sharks, and whales. National Geographic posted a write-up of the announcement here.
Gabon continues conservation leadership with Underwater Reserve!!