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Important Bird Areas

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Loango_Weaver_Gabon

Male Loango Weaver Ploceus subpersonatus, Sette Cama, near Gamba, Gabon

Image Credit: 
John Caddick

The Cameroon and Gabon lowlands Endemic Bird Area (EBA) covers much of central Gabon. The distribution of Loango Weaver Ploceus subpersonatus defines the Gabon-Cabinda coast secondary EBA.

The Guinea-Congo Forests biome covers much of the country and 201 species of this biome occur. In addition, 5 species of the Zambezian biome are found in the savannas in the south.

The coastal mangroves and mudflats are important for a large number of Palearctic waders and a few tern species.

The list of 7 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) designated by BirdLife International follows:-

Akanda

Gamba Protected Areas Complex

Ipassa Strict Nature Reserve

Léconi grasslands

Lopé Faunal Reserve

Minkébé Forest Reserve

Ogooué delta and Mandji island

For further details, download the country IBAs from BirdLife International.

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