Western lowland gorilla conservation
Western lowland gorillas are Critically Endangered, with the global population in decline due to hunting for bushmeat, habitat loss and disease. They are an important focal species for ZSL.
Wildlife Wood Project
ZSL is working with timber companies in Ghana and Cameroon to improve wildlife management in timber production forests in West and Central Africa.
More about the Wildlife Wood Project
Bushmeat work in West and Central Africa
Unsustainable levels of hunting are believed to threaten the survival of target species such as gorillas, particularly in Africa. ZSL is addressing this crisis through research, management and policy advice.
More about ZSL's bushmeat research and conservation work
Other Gorilla Species
Past Projects in Gabon
Djoua-Zadie-Mwagna: ZSL worked from 2001-10 at the Mikongo Conservation Centre in Lope National Park, when the programme focus was shifted to to the Djoua-Zadie-Mwagna (DZM) area, in the North East of Gabon close to the border with the Republic of Congo and Cameroon. Djoua-Zadie-Mwagna
Lopé National Park: With its outstanding populations of flora and fauna and fascinating human history, Lopé National Park was designated a UNESCO natural and cultural World Heritage Site in 2007.
Gabon and Lopé National Park