Endangered African Grey Parrots, by Superstjern
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Project Overview

Some of the world’s rarest and most trafficked wildlife face extinction in Equatorial Guinea.

  • Species at Risk

    Forest Elephant (CR), Western Gorilla (CR), Grey Parrot (EN), Chimpanzee (EN), White-bellied Pangolin (EN), Short-tailed Roundleaf Bat (EN)

  • Carbon stored

    59,650,028 mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program

  • 237,706 Acres Conserved by

    Designation

Project Cost: $1,808,204
Funding Raised: $233,303

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Equatorial Guinea
Acres

237,706

Project Overview

Some of the world’s rarest and most trafficked wildlife face extinction in Equatorial Guinea.

  • Species at Risk

    Forest Elephant (CR), Western Gorilla (CR), Grey Parrot (EN), Chimpanzee (EN), White-bellied Pangolin (EN), Short-tailed Roundleaf Bat (EN)

  • Carbon stored

    59,650,028 mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program

  • 237,706 Acres Conserved by

    Designation

Project Cost: £1,359,551
Funding Raised: £175,415

Please note that your donation may not be immediately reflected in the funding thermometer above.

Equatorial Guinea
Acres

237,706

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Project Overview

Rolling hills covered in rich, ancient lowland rainforest are home to some of the world’s most charismatic and exploited wildlife surrounding the new capital city of Equatorial Guinea, Ciudad de la Paz. This vast, dense forest in Central Africa harbors the Forest Elephant (CR), Western Gorilla (CR), Chimpanzee (EN), White-bellied Pangolin (EN), Short-tailed Roundleaf Bat (EN) and African Grey Parrot (EN).

This forest ecosystem is rich in biodiversity and stores 59,650,028 metric tons of carbon equivalents—comparable to the greenhouse gas emissions from 12.8 million gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year.

Rainforest Trust is working with the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program to create a 237,706-acre Reserva de La Paz National Park in Equatorial Guinea. These acres will be safeguarded against the threats of the adjacent growing city and form part of a contiguous conservation network of nearly 458,000 acres.

Header photo: Endangered African Grey Parrots, by Superstjern

Explore Equatorial Guinea

Short-tailed Roundleaf Bat, photo by Iroro Tanshi-SMACON
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Short-tailed Roundleaf Bat, photo by Iroro Tanshi-SMACON

The Critically Endangered Western Gorilla
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The Critically Endangered Western Gorilla, by Superstjerne

The Endangered African Grey Parrot, by PTSilly
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The Endangered African Grey Parrot, by PTSilly

Endangered African Grey Parrots, by Superstjern
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Endangered African Grey Parrots, by Superstjern

The Endangered African Grey Parrot, by Sanit Fuangnakhon
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The Endangered African Grey Parrot, by Sanit Fuangnakhon

Endangered Chimpanzees, by Gerdie Hutomo
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Endangered Chimpanzees, by Gerdie Hutomo

Waterfall in Equatorial Guinea, by Superstjerne
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Waterfall in Equatorial Guinea, by Superstjerne

White Bellied Pangolin
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The Endangered White-bellied Pangolin, by Helene Hoffman

Did you know? The CO2 equivalent of

12.8M

vehicles driven for one year, will be stored here!

Threats from Deforestation

Protect Old-Growth Rainforest From Destruction and Degradation

An influx of people to the city, a new network of paved roads, hunting and sporadic logging have already degraded the edges of the lush rainforests that must now be protected.

Vast stretches of old-growth forest within the proposed reserve provide intact habitat for imperiled species of great importance to local and global conservation. The new reserve would increase the amount of formally protected terrain in Equatorial Guinea from 19.3% to 23.3%—nearly one-quarter of this highly biodiverse country that is home to nearly 4,000 species.

Threats from Poaching

Prevent Extinction of Rare Mammals

Hunting and snaring of medium- to large-sized mammals is a present and ongoing danger to the survival of gorillas, chimpanzees, pangolins and other species as a result of a well-established commercial bushmeat trade. Parrots are further threatened by the illegal cage-bird trade.

Once complete, Reserva de La Paz will connect to the larger landscape and allow natural re-colonization of threatened species like the Western Gorilla.

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Conservation work is critical, challenging, and can be costly. We work hard to ensure we raise only the funds needed for each project. In the rare case we raise more money than needed or a project comes in under budget, excess monies will be transferred to the Conservation Action Fund. This fund supports our important conservation work throughout the tropics.

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Our partners’ ability to work with their governments and build strong connections with local communities ensures the successful implementation of our projects.

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