Tag: Gabon

NASA, Partner Space Agencies Measure Forests In Gabon

NASA, Partner Space Agencies Measure Forests In Gabon

By Micah Moen 5 Comments November 20, 2019

[Bird sounds] Researcher: You hear it kind of chirping? Like a bird? Oh yeah — got it. [bird and insect sounds] Fatoyinbo: So we’re about to go do an airborne campaign called AfriSAR. And the goal of our campaign is to go and measure cosystem structure — specifically forest structure forest height, forest carbon storage. […]

Poaching drives decline in forest elephants at African preserve

Poaching drives decline in forest elephants at African preserve

By Micah Moen 2 Comments November 14, 2019

– The basic idea behind our study was to assess the population of forest elephants in Minkebe National Park in Gabon. And Minkebe, at the turn of the century, had the highest density of forest elephants in Central Africa, and what we found was that elephant populations had declined between 79 and 81%, which is […]

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