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Frenchman fights for Gabon gorilla haven
LASTOURVILLE, GABON – Hearing the dreaded sound of human footsteps, three enormous gorillas jump down from the branches of central Gabon’s lush rain forests and rush off into the distance.(3/27/2015 10:09:51 AM)
Frenchman fights to make Gabon a gorilla haven
To photographer and wildlife lover Max Hurdebourcq, who spends half his year living alone in the heart of west Africa's tropical rainforest, the gorillas' fearless flight is a positive sign that things are changing. Hurdebourcq has been working in Gabon for seven years, mending relations between gorillas and humans by protecting the primates' natural habitat. In 2008, he knew "very little about ...(3/23/2015 7:34:23 AM)
Lion spotted in Gabon for first time in 20 years
A lion has been spotted in Gabon for the first time in nearly 20 years, raising hopes the animals long feared extinct in the country could be returning, conservationists said on Thursday. Lions used to roam Central Africa in their hundreds in the middle of the last century. Hidden cameras planted as part of a chimpanzee study in southeastern Gabon's Bateke Plateau have captured on tape a single ...(3/12/2015 3:46:33 PM)
Gabon's striking public workers reject pay offer
Gabon's striking public sector workers have rejected a temporary pay rise proposed by the government, trade unions said Wednesday, in a dispute that has already seen schools closed for over a month. Rallied by a score of trade unions in the public sector, teachers and health workers have stayed off work since the beginning of February to press home their wage claims, prompting the administration ...(3/18/2015 11:59:47 AM)
Gabon to reform pay to try to end general strike
By Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon is to introduce a new pay scale for government workers to try to end a general strike now in its fifth week in the Central African oil producer. Gabon's health, education and other state services have been hit hard by the strikes that began on Feb. 9. There are no signs yet the strike has hit the country's 230,000 barrel per day oil ...(3/12/2015 9:40:56 AM)
Lion makes surprise comeback in Gabon
The noble lion has made a comeback in southeast Gabon, after disappearing for years, according to US wildlife organisation Panthera, which recently took live video footage of a male. Over a fortnight, two hidden cameras filmed the lion on an elephant trail in the immense savannah of the Bateke plateau region, which stretches from Gabon to the Democratic Republic of Congo across the Republic of ...(3/13/2015 10:04:20 AM)
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Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. LASTOURVILLE, GABON – Hearing the dreaded sound of human footsteps, three enormous gorillas jump down from the branches of central Gabon’s lush rain forests and rush off into the distance.(3/27/2015 8:56:37 AM)
Unrest spreads in Gabon ahead of presidential poll
Strikes in schools, hospitals and in private business, along with a drop in vital oil revenues, have brought turbulent times for Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba. Teachers' unions have threatened to write off the current academic year for students if the government refuses to meet their demands for a substantial rise in the minimum monthly salary from 80,000 CFA francs (122 euros, $129 ...(3/17/2015 10:03:54 AM)
Gabon: Anger After Wood Company Sacks Protesting Workers
[IPS] Mbomao -There is rising anger among trade unionists, environmentalists and civil society groups in Gabon after a wood company, Rain Forest Management (RFM), sacked 38 fixed-term workers last month in Mbomao, Ogooué-Ivindo province.(3/16/2015 6:02:17 AM)
Lions make surprise comeback in Gabon
LIBREVILLE, Gabon – The noble lion has made a comeback in southeast Gabon, after disappearing for years, according to US wildlife organization Panthera, which recently took live video footage of a male. (READ: Loss of large carnivores hurt ecosystem – study ) Over a fortnight, two hidden cameras filmed the lion on an elephant trail ...(3/13/2015 12:52:52 PM)
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