Ivindo

Ivindo National Park was created in 2002 and covers an area of just over 3,000 km2 along the Ivindo river in north-east Gabon.

The waterfalls on the Ivindo river, south-west of the town of Makokou are among the most spectacular in Africa the park is home to important populations of western gorillas, which can be seen at Langoué Bai in the heart of the Park.

The main threats to wildlife come from commercial hunting and commercial logging Populations of great apes may have declined in the past decade and surveys are urgently needed.

The site holds enormous potential for great ape conservation if it can be effectively protected from commercial hunting.