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Facilitating Research

OELO supports ecological research with academic, governmental and NGO partners to better understand biodiversity in the lake region of Gabon and to protect ecosystem services.

Activities

In order to track the origin of seized ivory, scientists from the National Park Agency are creating a genetic map of African forest elephants in Gabon. In August 2014, two researchers came to Tsam Tsam to collect fecal samples and bones that will contribute to this map. In the above photo, old...
We hosted herpetologists Rayna Bell from Cornell University and Bryan Stuart from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in October 2013. They completed a week-long inventory of reptiles and amphibians on Lake Oguemoué and collected specimens for the museum. They have created reptile and...
We hosted research scientist Lucy Keith Diagne from Sea to Shore Alliance and facilitated her African manatee research and monitoring workshop in Lambaréné in September 2013. With a permit from Gabon CENEREST, the OELO team collected seven genetic samples from manatee bushmeat which were exported...