Community Outreach

OELO works with hunters, vendors, and restaurant owners in Lambaréné to inform the public and change consumer preferences for bushmeat from protected species.
Tsam Tsam

Ecotourism at Tsam Tsam

A community-run ecotourism site on Lake Oguemoué provides jobs for local people while protecting biodiversity. Staying at Tsam Tsam is also a great way to support OELO's efforts!
Our Lake Our Future

Our Lake, Our Future: Sustainable Fishing Initiative

Lake Oguemoué residents pledge to improve fisheries with a participatory study and sustainable fishing initiative.

Facilitating Research

With a goal of better understanding and protecting biodiversity in the region, OELO facilitates research with partners.

Environmental Education

OELO inspires environmental stewardship with classroom presentations, nature club projects, and fieldtrips with Lambaréné area primary and secondary school students.
Visit our community-run ecotourism site in the lake region of Gabon and support OELO's conservation efforts.
Letter from Heather Arrowood, OELO co-founder and Executive Director summarizes OELO's origins and vision.
Find out more on how to donate, volunteer, and support ongoing conservation and education efforts.

Latest News

OELO celebrated its third annual World Environment Day June 4th, 2016 with 8 student nature clubs at Lycée d’Etat Charles Mefane. This year’s overall theme was “Protecting Our Wetlands.” Each club decorated a stand that exhibited their individual themes for the year related... (more)
In partnership with our sponsor The Nature Conservancy (TNC), OELO held an event at the local fisheries department to celebrate World Fish Migration Day, May 21, 2016 - the first of its kind in Central Africa. WFMD raises awareness of the importance of fish migration and maintaining fish migration... (more)
Despite the ongoing teachers strike in Lambaréné, OELO’s nature clubs are going full-force! Environmental Education coordinator Rébecca Djanivenda launched this year’s clubs in January, establishing action plans proposed and voted on by the members. With Rébecca’s supervision,... (more)