Loango Complex

The Loango/Moukalaba-Doudou/Gamba complex covers 12,230 KM2 of the south west of Gabon and includes two national parks; Loango (1,550 km2) and Moukalaba-Doudou (4,496km2).

The variety of landscapes — forests, savannas, mangroves, lagoons and beaches — create the astounding natural beauty of the area and make it a prime area for ecotourism with several initiatives underway already.

The main threats to the area stem from commercial and subsistence hunting, as well as oil exploitation. The direct environmental impacts of oil extraction have been minimized but diminishing oil production and subsequent unemployment present a threat of increased poaching.