Panorama of Gabon
Author: FX (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)
The Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda is an excellent demonstration of how a dense tropical rainforest interfaces with the relict savannah environments in Gabon. Lopé-Okanda is a national park that comprises rainforest as well as the remnants of savanna created in Central Africa during the last Ice Age, some 15,000 years ago.
The Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Christchurch, New Zealand, from the 23rd of June to 2nd July, 2007.
Photos of the Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda
Sitatunga tragelaphus, a type of deer seen in Gabon
Author: Damiano Luchetti (public domain)
World Heritage Site Inscription Details
Location: N 0 30 0 E 11 30 0
Inscription Year: 2007
Type of Site: Mixed
Inscription Criteria: III, IV, IX, X
Location Map of the Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda
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Visiting the Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda
You can fly to Gabon from Paris on Air France. From the capital, Libreville, you should arrange with a tour operator for visiting Lopé-Okanda.