Exploring Gabon's Nightlife

Laurance, William F. (2010) Exploring Gabon's Nightlife. Africa Geographic Magazine (October). pp. 31-35.

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A fraction of a second was all it took for ecologist and conservation biologist William F. Laurance to accept an invitation to investigate the creatures that emerge at night to hunt in the dense forests of tropical Gabon. Here, the continued existence of swathes of woodland that cover 80 per cent of this beautiful country are due, in part, to the protection of rich oil reserves, such as those in the 13 000-square-kilometre Gamba Complex. But with illegal loggers and bushmeat traders already threatening the forests, what will happen when the oil runs out?

Item ID: 11923
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 23:13
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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